Spaghetti Squash with Healthy Romesco

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208 CALORIES 27g CARBS 11g FAT 5g PROTEIN
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Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
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(6 PointsPlus®)
You know that green cauliflower like vegetable romenesco? Well I always call it Romesco. Literally every time I see it or talk about it or try to write about it, Romesco always comes out instead of Romanesco. The last time I did this, a lovely friend kindly corrected me and filled me in on what the real Romesco is a ridiculously delicious Spanish sauce made with roasted red peppers and almonds. Its similar to a pesto but (red!) smoky with hints of red pepper, tomatoes, garlic, paprika, and fresh herbs. It works great as a dip, sandwich spread, and sauce for vegetables and pasta. This version is lightened up by adding in some extra tomatoes for liquid and using less olive oil. I also used Balsamic vinegar because that is what I had on hand. Traditional Romesco calls for sherry vinegar instead.
The Recipe

Spaghetti Squash with Healthy Romesco

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 45 Min
TOTAL TIME: 55 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 2 U medium spaghetti squash
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, packed in water
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 U garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 2 tbsp basil
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

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1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Season with salt and pepper. Lay face down on a baking sheet and roast for 45 minutes or until soft.

2

Pulse together the roasted red peppers, tomatoes, almonds, olive oil, smoked paprika, garlic, vinegar, parsley, basil, salt, and pepper in a food processor.

3

Serve the Romesco on top of the spaghetti squash.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 squash with 1/4 cup sauce (304g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 208
Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
16%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 56mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 27g
9%
Dietary Fiber 7g
26%
Sugars 12g
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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