Thursday, October 27, 2011
Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
Have you heard of spaghetti squash? This amazing vegetable acts and looks like a pasta! The best part? All you have to do is stick it in the microwave for 10 minutes. Read on for this delicious and healthy recipe...
1 spaghetti squash
1/2 block tofu
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T shallot, minced
1 T parsley, chopped
1.4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp liquid smoke
1/3 C lentils (pre-cooked)
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oevn to 350
2. Cut the squash in half (can soften in microwave first). Remove the seeds. Place in a glass baking dish, cut side down, in about 1 inch of water. Microwave for 7-8 minutes, or until shell is tender when pierced with a fork. (You can also do this in the oven at 350 for about 45 mins. I thought the microwave worked great.) Remove the flesh with a fork and place in serving bowl.
3. Meanwhile, crumble tofu into food processor or Magic Bullet. Add garlic, shallots, parsley, red pepper flakes, and smoke. Blend until just combined - you don't want to make a paste, just to be able to form a ball. Add lentils and stir by hand to combine.
4. Form 1-2 T size balls and place on foil or parchment paper. Place in oven and bake around 20 minutes, until balls begin to brown.
5. Serve with spaghetti squash and your favorite sauce and devour!