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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"Species co-evolve with the other species they eat, and very often, a relationship of interdependence develops: I'll feed you if you spread around my genes. A gradual process of mutual adaptation transforms something like an apple or a squash into a nutritious and tasty food for a hungry animal." -Michael Pollan

The refrigerator light goes on...

Spaghetti squash is so great. There are almost no calories and you can use it where you would any pasta. It is fantastic in salads like this and makes the perfect vehicle for almost any flavor just as your favorite pasta does.

Using goat cheese with your composed salad in this way is both super easy and adds a creaminess to the salad that is hard to get with ingredients like mayonnaise, yogurt, or sour cream. By putting the cheese in the bowl and letting the residual heat from your ingredients melt the cheese, you save the time and hassle of mixing up the dressing.

 

 

Curried Spaghetti Squash Salad with Shrimp



Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 2 cups

Cooking Time = 60 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe makes great leftovers and is actually better the next day. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.

4 quarts water
1 medium spaghetti squash (about 2 pounds)
2 ounces goat cheese
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp olive oil (divided)
1 large onion (sliced)
16 ounces shrimp (peeled, deveined, and sliced in half lengthwise)
2 medium carrots (peeled and cut into 1/8 inch rounds)
1 cup frozen peas
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

Curried Spaghetti Squash Salad with Shrimp
Place the water and squash in a large stock pot over high heat. When the water begins to boil, reduce the heat to a simmer.

Cook for 35 minutes. Remove the squash from the pot and let cool about 20 minutes.

While the squash is cooking, place the goat cheese, curry powder, garam masala, cumin, salt, and vinegar in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.

Place one teaspoon of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Toss frequently.

Add the shrimp and cook for about 5 minutes. Toss frequently until the shrimp are pink through.

Place the warm onions and shrimp in the bowl with the goat cheese and spices, then add the frozen peas.

Add the remaining teaspoon oil to the pain.

Add the carrots to the pan with the oil and cook for 4 minutes. Toss frequently.

Add the carrots to the bowl with the peas, shrimp, onions, and peas.

When the squash is cooled for 20 minutes, cut it in half lengthwise, then scoop out the seeds and discard them.

Scoop the strands of squash into the bowl with the other ingredients and discard the rind.

Fold the ingredients together gently until well blended.

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 2 cups

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 322 Calories from Fat 91
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 9g 15%
    Saturated Fat 3g 13%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 183mg 60%
Sodium 628mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
    Sugars 6g  
Protein 30g  
Vitamin A 286% Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 20% Iron 24%
Vitamin K 22 mcg Potassium 824 mg
Magnesium 95 mg