Spaghetti Squash Primavera

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Ingredients:

1 Spaghetti Squash

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1 Red Bell Pepper, cut into thin strips

1 cup Carrots, cut in matchsticks

1/2 cup Peas

1 cup Broccoli Florets, stems removed and roughly chopped

2 tablespoons Onion, minced

1 tablespoon Garlic, minced

1 pint Grape Tomatoes, halved

1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, or to taste

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/4 Basil, roughly chopped

1/4 cup Vegetable stock

Parmesan, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the seeds with a spoon.  Brush with a small amount of olive oil.  Place on a baking sheet and season with salt. Bake for 30-40 minutes.  Smaller squash will roast more quickly so check after 25 minutes. The squash is done cooking when a fork can easily pierce the flesh.  Using a fork, scrape into spaghetti like strands.

While the squash is roasting, bring a well salted pot of water to boil.  Blanch the bell peppers, carrots, peas, and broccoli florets for 2 minutes.  Rinse immediately under ice cold water. Reserve.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute.  Add the grape tomatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes until the tomatoes are wilting and release juice.  Season the mixture with salt and red pepper flakes.  Add vegetable stock, basil, and reserved vegetables to the skillet.  Sauté for 1-2 minutes to heat the cooled vegetables through. 

Divide the spaghetti squash evenly between serving bowls.  Pour the sauce over the squash.  Sprinkle with grated parmesan parmesan if desired.

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Photographed by Alli Shepherd.