Spaghetti Squash with Orange Gremolata Recipe | Vegetarian Times Skip to main content

Spaghetti Squash with Orange Gremolata

Gremolata, an Italian condiment made from lemon zest, parsley, and garlic, gets a sweet-and-sour makeover here with orange zest and balsamic vinegar.



Ingredient Line: 
¼ cup finely chopped red onion
Ingredient Line: 
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
Ingredient Line: 
1 large spaghetti squash (3½ lb.)
Ingredient Line: 
⅓ cup finely chopped parsley leaves
Ingredient Line: 
2 Tbs. olive oil
Ingredient Line: 
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
Ingredient Line: 
1 tsp. brown sugar
Ingredient Line: 
½ tsp. grated orange zest
Ingredient Line: 
½ tsp. salt
Ingredient Line: 
⅓ cup roasted, unsalted pistachios, shelled and chopped


 1. Toss red onion and balsamic vinegar in small bowl. Let stand 10 minutes.

2. Pierce spaghetti squash in several places with sharp knife. Microwave 7 minutes on high power. Turn, and microwave 7 to 9 minutes more, or until squash gives slightly when
pressed. (Cooking times will vary according to your microwave’s wattage.) Cool 10 minutes.

3. Whisk parsley, olive oil, garlic, brown sugar, orange zest, and salt into balsamic vinegar mixture.

4. Halve squash lengthwise carefully (it will give off steam), and remove seeds. Scrape flesh with fork into large bowl. Combine with parsley mixture and chopped pistachios. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information: 

4 g
Total Fat: 
12.5 g
Saturated Fat: 
1.5 g
24 g
0 mg
488 mg
5 g
11 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

You can cut in in half, clean out the seeds and wantnot, rub the cut side with a little olive oil, and then bake it cut side down at 400F for about an hour. This time will vary depending on your oven and the size of the squash. When it's soft, it's done! I hope that helps. :)

what if one doesn't have or choose to own a microwave?