Spaghetti squash with fresh tomato-basil sauce
2¼ pound(s), ripe heirloom or beefsteak, cut into bite-sized pieces (about 5 1/2 cups)
2 tbsp(s), extra virgin
1¼ tsp(s), finely minced
½ cup(s), fresh, sliced
½ tsp(s), or more to taste
¼ pinch, freshly ground, or to taste
Uncooked spaghetti squash
- In a large bowl, toss together tomatoes, oil, garlic, basil, salt and pepper; let stand, tossing occasionally, until tomatoes release their juices and mixture is quite juicy, about 10 to 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cut spaghetti squash in half and scoop out seeds; place squash in a covered microwave-safe dish. Cook on high power until strands of squash separate when flesh is scraped with a fork, about 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can roast squash for about 20 minutes in oven.
- Scrape spaghetti squash from peel with a fork to form strands; add to bowl with tomatoes and toss to coat. Yields about 2 cups per serving.