Spaghetti squash may be a signature fall and winter veggie, but we are here for it becoming a summer staple thanks to this non-traditional spin on Pad Thai -- a light and colorful family fave!
Spaghetti squash is low in calories and packed with nutrients like fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin B6, (1) making it a wonderful vegetable to incorporate into your cooking, no matter the season.
Our Month of Mama partner, Mareya Ibrahim, author of Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive, is sharing her Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai recipe below...
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SPAGHETTI SQUASH PAD THAI
Makes 2-4 servings
- 1 (3- to 4-pound) spaghetti squash, top trimmed, halved lengthwise, and seeded
- Nonstick olive or coconut oil cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons raw coconut oil
- 1 pound 16-20 ct. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- Juice of 2 limes
- 3 tablespoons coconut amino acids
- 1 tablespoon granulated stevia or monk fruit sweetener
- 1 tablespoon red chili paste
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 4 scallions, sliced
- ¼ cup roasted peanuts, chopped
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Mist the cut sides of the squash with cooking spray and place on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, until the squash’s flesh is tender and can easily be removed from the skin with a fork. Let the squash cool slightly, then scrape the flesh into spaghetti-like strands with a fork and transfer to a bowl. Set the scraped shells aside.
- In the meantime, in a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque on each side, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, lime juice, amino acids, stevia, and red chilI paste.
- Return the skillet to medium-high heat and melt the remaining 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Add the squash and pour the garlic–lime juice mixture over the top. Toss thoroughly to evenly coat the squash. Add the beaten egg and quickly cook for two minutes.
- Top with the shrimp, carrots, scallions, peanuts, and cilantro, and serve.
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(1) - Healthline - https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/spaghetti-squash