Spaghetti Squash Salad

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4.84 from 6 votes
Healthy spaghetti squash recipes are the perfect way to cut carbs but not flavor! This one is fabulous, easy, and totally guilt free. It is loaded with colorful veggies and a tasty cold side to any dish. 
Prep: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Healthy Spaghetti squash recipes

Healthy spaghetti squash recipes are the perfect way to cut carbs but not flavor! This one is fabulous, easy, and totally guilt-free. It is loaded with colorful veggies and a tasty cold side to any dish. Check out my other summer recipes dinner for other great options! 

Spaghetti Squash Salad in a bowl.

Why This Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipes Works

Spaghetti squash is such an easy substitution for pasta. The texture of this low carb noodle option makes it feel like you are eating traditional pasta but without the guilt! This recipe is easy, flavorful, and loaded with yummy veggies and that is what makes it the best spaghetti squash recipe to serve up with your dinner dishes.

Spaghetti Squash Salad in a bowl.

How To Cook Easy Spaghetti Squash Recipes?

I am sure you are wondering how to cook easy spaghetti squash recipes? Well, you can have all of the flavors of carb-dense pasta without the carbs. Plus, it is surprisingly easy to make and the whole family will love it, even the kids! Easy spaghetti squash recipes are strikingly similar to traditional pasta but you get an extra-long, buttery noodle that will satisfy any pasta craving you are having. Bake it in the oven flesh side down or microwave it, yes this actually works!

Spaghetti Squash Salad in a bowl.

How to Make the Best Spaghetti Squash Recipe

To make the best spaghetti squash recipe you will need a good-sized spaghetti squash. The buttery goodness of the squash will be paired with a colorful veggie assortment including bell pepper, cucumber, tomato, red onion, broccoli, and black olives. Once assembled the house seasoning and Italian dressing make this easy spaghetti squash recipe phenomenal!

I am not kidding you when I say this is the best spaghetti squash recipe. It never lasts long and there are never complaints! Once the spaghetti squash is sliced and cooked the recipe comes together in no time. This tender low carb noodle option is tossed with an assortment of easy seasonings, Italian dressing, and chilled. The chilling finishes everything off and marries the recipe’s incredible flavor.

Squash in a glass dish, with a brush

Expert Tips for Cook Spaghetti Squash Microwave

Making easy spaghetti squash recipes does not have to involve your oven. You can cook a spaghetti squash right in the microwave. Simply cut the spaghetti squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place flesh side down in a microwave-safe dish with about an inch of water. Microwave for 10-15 minutes depending on your microwave and squash size. Make it ahead of time and freeze it for an even faster assembly when you get ready to make it!

  • Make sure your spaghetti squash is firm with no soft spots.
  • Cut lengthwise in half for easy cooking.
  • Score it with a knife and microwave for a few minutes (no more than 5) if you are having trouble cutting it.

Spaghetti squash in a green bowl.

Variations for Making Easy Pasta Salad Recipes

Easy pasta salad recipes are perfect for summertime. Take them to cookouts, serve them up as an easy side, or whip them up for snacks throughout the week. Sub in spaghetti squash for the noodles and you have a low carb noodle option. Make it different every time! 1-2 sentences introducing the content.

  • Add in crushed red pepper for a little kick.
  • Add in other veggies like radishes or asparagus for extra crunch.
  • Toss in bacon pieces for a salty provision.

Tools Used to Make Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Quality Knife: Cutting spaghetti squash can be tough with just an ordinary knife so a quality knife makes it so much easier.

Cutting Board: Protect your countertops by using a cutting board for all of the cutting! This one is my favorite!

Serving BowlServe it right up in this serving bowl that is simply beautiful for salad recipes.

Spaghetti Squash Cookbook: This one is perfect for exploring more tasty recipes using spaghetti squash.

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Healthy Spaghetti squash recipes

Spaghetti Squash Salad

4.8 from 6 votes
Healthy spaghetti squash recipes are the perfect way to cut carbs but not flavor! This one is fabulous, easy, and totally guilt free. It is loaded with colorful veggies and a tasty cold side to any dish. 
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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

SALAD

  • 1 spaghetti squash cooked and cooled
  • 3 Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 large red onion diced
  • 2 2.25 oz cans sliced black olives drained

DRESSING:

  • 1 16 oz bottle Italian salad dressing
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed

Instructions

  • In a large bowl add prepared spaghetti squash, tomatoes, broccoli, cucumber, bell peppers, onion and olives.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together Italian salad dressing, parmesan cheese, sesame seeds, House Seasoning Blend, paprika and celery seed.
  • Pour over salad and toss until coated.
  • Cover and chill for at least 20 minutes to overnight.  

Expert Tips

The longer this recipe sits, the more flavorful it gets. 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1180IU | Vitamin C: 58.2mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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