By Ramya Sundrapandi

Say hello to the spaghetti squash! Don't be intimidated by this unusual sounding vege. It is super simple to prepare, yummy and fun (it looks like spaghetti when cooked!).

  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved and seeded 

2 tbsp. olive oil,
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ - 
1 tbsp. red pepper flakes/ chili flakes
 (depending on taste)
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste 

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Coat the inside of squash with about 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place squash, cut-side down, on a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until squash is tender, about 30 minutes. Cool squash for 10 minutes.

Shred the inside of squash with a fork into ‘spaghetti’ and transfer to a bowl.

Add remaining olive oil, parsley, chili flakes, salt, and pepper to shredded squash and toss to coat.