Spaghetti squash sometimes gets a bad rap. When people tout it as a pasta replacement, it sets unrealistic expectations. So let's get one thing straight: Spaghetti squash does not have the same taste or texture as pasta.
It does, however, give you an extra serving of veggies and makes a great base for all sorts of delicious toppings — like this Mediterranean-inspired combo of chickpea salad, fresh pesto, and crumbled feta cheese.
First you roast your spaghetti squash, and then you top it with chickpea salad (with bell pepper, onion, olives, fresh herbs, garlic, and lemon juice), homemade pesto, and a sprinkle of feta.
The best part? You can eat right out of the spaghetti squash! It acts like a bowl, so you don't even have to dirty a dinner plate.
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