We didn’t grow spaghetti squash this year, so I bought a couple of small ones at the farmers’ market several weeks ago.  They’ve been sitting on the counter, waiting to be used.

I’ve been eating A LOT of pasta lately, so in an effort to mix things up a bit, I decided to prepare a spaghetti squash.  I cut into it, and was surprised to see that the seeds had sprouted.

Since many types of sprouts are quite tasty, I tried one — ick!  Very bitter.  Fortunately, the squash itself was fine.  I just scraped out the sprouts along with the seeds, and proceeded with the prep:

  • Cut in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds.
  • Place cut side down in a glass dish with about an inch of water.
  • Microwave for 10-12 minutes, or until squash is tender.
  • Let cool slightly, then use a fork to scrape out the spaghetti-like strands.
  • Season to taste with olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs of your choice.
  • Also good topped with olives or capers.

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