Citrus Sauce for Spaghetti Squash

100% Poetic and Delicious!

Written by Gayle

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This recipe is a great combination of flavors, and captures some of the great produce that is available.  I call it–

Golden Beet and Citrus Sauce on Spaghetti Squash

Makes 4 servings

You’ll Need:

  • 2 lbs organic spaghetti squash (or pasta, if preferred)
  • Organic Extra-Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 small organic golden beet, peeled and chopped very small (less than 1/2″ cubes)
  • 1/2 cup chopped organic onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped organic celery
  • 3 cloves minced organic garlic
  • 1/2 cup organic chopped peppers–I used red, green, and yellow
  • 2 medium organic tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 TBSP freshly-squeezed organic lime juice
  • 1 small organic jalapeño pepper, chopped fine
  • 4 organic mandarin oranges (the TDEs are really great in this recipe!)
  • 2 TBSP organic cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste–I used about 1/2 tsp salt and 1/8 tsp pepper


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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, and then remove seeds
  • Rub cut edge with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt it desired.  Place on baking pan, cut side down.  
  • Bake for 20 minutes, then turn over and bake an additional 20 minutes, until fork tender
  • Set aside (keeping warm) until ready to serve

Sauce Instructions:

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  • Saute golden beets in 1 TBSP olive oil over med-low heat for about 4 minutes.  
  • Add 1/4 cup water and cover to steam for 10 additional minutes.  Stir occasionally 
  • Remove the lid, and then stir.  
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  • Add the onion, celery and garlic, and peppers, and stir fry for 4 minutes
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  • Add the tomatoes, lime juice, and jalapeño, then stir fry an additional 3-4 minutes
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  • Add the mandarin oranges and the cilantro, and just stir to heat.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste

To Serve:

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  • Using a fork, scrape the flesh from the skin of the spaghetti squash, and then onto 4 serving bowls or plates.
  • Ladle the sauce onto the spaghetti squash
  • Serve with additional limes to squeeze
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This recipe is Paleo, Vegan, and Vegetarian!
I hope you enjoy this colorful, delicious and healthy meal!

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