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Toasted Corn & Spaghetti Squash
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

A delightful vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free vegetable side dish that forms the perfect accompaniment to the main course.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 104 kcal
Author: @dietitian_mom
Ingredients
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 3 large garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 cups frozen corn [274 g] (or fresh corn kernels)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil (or vegan margarine)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Boil the spaghetti squash (see how to do this, read Tips on Using Spaghetti Squash)

  2. While the squash is being cooked in the pot of water, heat a 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a separate large saucepan. Once hot, throw in the minced garlic to fry. When the garlic pieces are browned, remove the toasted chopped garlic to set aside in a bowl.

  3. Using the same saucepan, add another 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil into the pan. Then put the frozen corn to cook on a low-medium fire stove setting. Cook the corn until it is golden and toasted (takes approximately 10-15 minutes), stirring occasionally. Once toasted, remove the corn kernels into the same bowl with the garlic.

  4. When the spaghetti squash is cooked through, remove it carefully from the pot and let is cool/drain in a colander. Then cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the inner strand-like flesh with a fork into a large bowl.

  5. Next, put a half tablespoon of olive oil into the saucepan. Once the oil is heated, put the shredded cooked spaghetti squash into the saucepan, and add the salt, pepper and garlic powder seasoning.  with the corn and then add back in the toasted garlic. Add the salt, ground black pepper and garlic powder and mix the seasonings well into the spaghetti squash strands. 

  6. After a few minutes, when the spaghetti squash is heated through, add back in the toasted garlic and corn kernels. Stir well together.

  7. Taste and adjust seasonings, and add in additional ingredients as desired. Serve warm!

Recipe Notes

If you like, towards the end of the cooking process you can add in a tablespoon of coconut oil or vegan margarine for a more buttery feel and texture. Feel free to also add in another protein-rich source like toasted pine nuts, cooked black beans or roasted pumpkin seeds/sunflower seeds. Sprinkle some vegan 'cheese' shreds on top for a finishing touch!

Nutrition Facts
Toasted Corn & Spaghetti Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 313mg14%
Potassium 260mg7%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.