Spaghetti Squash & Hummus Lunches

Winner of the LOVE Grown Foods Hot Oats Giveaway: Sassy (Lauren)!
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One thing I learned about the spaghetti squash recently is that its volume shouldn’t be underestimated! I offered to cook dinner for some friends, and picked up two of said vegetable to feed three people. The recipe du jour was P&TY’s spaghetti squash pad thai (three thumbs up!); we were left with no more pad thai (that goes quickly), but an entire spaghetti squash’s worth of “noodles” unused.

Hello, lunch:

Spaghetti squash salad lunch

That whole squash was enough for two of us to make lunches for most of the week – file that under quality Sunday-night meal prep!

My preferred combinations (staples) :

1-1.5 cup spaghetti squash
Kale
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1/2 carrot, grated
2-3 tbsp Trader Joe’s Tomato Basil hummus
Seasoned with: salt, thyme

1-1.5 cups spaghetti squash
Kale
1/2 orange/red pepper, chopped
1-2 tbsp. yellow onion, chopped
1 tbsp. raw pepitas
1 tbsp. Trader Joe’s Cilantro Jalapeno hummus
1/4 – 1/2 cup black beans
Optional: squeeze of lime juice

1-1.5 cup spaghetti squash
Kale
1/4 cucumber, sliced/chopped
1/2 roasted red pepper, sliced
1 tbsp raw pepitas
1/4 avocado, sliced
2 tbsp salsa OR roasted red pepper hummus
Optional: 1/4 – 1/2 cup chickpeas or black beans.

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Do you dine on squash for lunch? What flavor combo would you add in there?

The versatile “noodles” can wear many hats – the week of lunch experiments proved tastefully successful.

8 Comments

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8 Responses to Spaghetti Squash & Hummus Lunches

  1. I love spaghetti squash. Favorite way is with olive and Parmesan cheese and lots of black pepper! Super yummy. Can’t get any better!

  2. Nothing better than leftovers for lunch! I’ve yet to try spaghetti squash, but I’ve been hearing a lot about it lately. Thanks for the serving suggestions – they’ll be a great starting point for me.

  3. LOVE spaghetti squash!! We make it often in lieu of your traditional homemade pasta sauce and meatballs, its my FAVE. BUT — I have yet to try the pad thai thing with spaghetti squash but am DYING TO. I haven’t had pad thai in years because the calories haven’t felt worth it to me, but the spaghetti squash way excites me SO MUCH. I just pinned it to try later :)

  4. Love some spaghetti squash. Make your own peanut sauce, add some steamed veggies, and garnish with chopped peanuts and cilantro. A-MAAAZING!
    I make my peanut sauce with:
    1/2 c. PB
    1/3 c. eater
    3 T soy sauce
    1.5 T rice vinegar
    ~1.5 tsp chopped garlic
    ~.5 tsp red pepper flakes.

  5. I’ve been loving spaghetti squash with hummus that I mix with Sriracha, nutritional yeast flakes and hemp seeds. I usually add in spinach and cherry tomatoes too. And now I want it on kale ;-)

  6. Yay! So excited to be a winner. I’ve never tried spaghetti squash before.

  7. I love spaghetti squash, but haven’t had it in quite awhile. What a great reason to return to this old favorite in season! Pad Thai is also on my long lost friend list. Thanks!

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