Spaghetti Squash and Black Bean Corn Salsa

Trick your senses by switching out the pasta for spaghetti squash! Then top it with this super fresh, healthy, summery salsa!It was a vegan and gluten free kind of a dinner at our house yesterday.  Mainly because the vegan / gluten free bachelorette party dinner I was supposed to make was thwarted by a weekend trip to the ICU for Nigel.  So since I had all of the food I’d bought for that party and I didn’t feel like going to the store, I made it for us for dinner instead.  This is soooo good that we didn’t miss animal products or gluten at all.  My very carnivorous / gluten loving husband even said, “I will happily eat this a lot.”  Win!Trick your senses by switching out the pasta for spaghetti squash! Then top it with this super fresh, healthy, summery salsa!The salsa itself, super easy.  Beans, corn, cilantro, jalapeno, sweet mini peppers, cherry tomatoes, onion, cumin, salt, and lime juice mixed in a bowl.  Easy.Trick your senses by switching out the pasta for spaghetti squash! Then top it with this super fresh, healthy, summery salsa!And so colorful!Trick your senses by switching out the pasta for spaghetti squash! Then top it with this super fresh, healthy, summery salsa!

Then after a spaghetti squash is cleaned and roasted, we had our selves a couple of super hearty plates!
IMG_3137Nigel and Dan were both super happy to be home.Trick your senses by switching out the pasta for spaghetti squash! Then top it with this super fresh, healthy, summery salsa!And so we ended the stressful crazy weekend with a super delicious and super healthy meal.  This will definitely be on our staple list as it’ll be sooo good in some homemade flour tortillas or tortilla chips!

Spaghetti Squash with Black Bean Corn Salsa
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Total Time
40 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 ears corn grilled (or 1 1/2 cups of frozen / canned corn)
  2. 1 1/2 cups of black beans (dried then cooked or 1 15 oz can- rinsed)
  3. 1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  4. ½ red onion chopped
  5. ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  6. 3-5 sweet mini peppers chopped
  7. 1 jalapeno chopped
  8. 1 lime juiced
  9. ½ tsp black pepper
  10. ½ tsp cumin
  11. ¼ tsp kosher salt
  12. 1 spaghetti squash
  13. Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Pre heat oven to 400º.
  2. Slice spaghetti squash in half, clean out seeds, and then brush the sides with olive oil.  Place squash open side down on roasting tray and then cook for 40 minutes.
  3. While squash cooks, clean kernels off of grilled corn and mix corn, beans, tomatoes, onion, pepper, and jalapeno in a bowl.  Add cilantro, cumin, and pepper and mix.  Add salt and squeeze lime juice on top of salt and then mix together.
  4. When squash is finished, with a fork fluff the inside of the squash and then spoon it out on to a plate.  Top the squash with the salsa and serve!
Adapted from Little Leopard Book
Adapted from Little Leopard Book
Served From Scratch http://www.servedfromscratch.com/

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