Spaghetti squash with tomatoes, onions and garlic & bell pepper confetti salad

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So here’s my first foray into the realm of spaghetti squash.

Halve, de-seed, brush with olive oil and roast the squash, cut side down, for about 45 minutes at 400 degrees. While the squash cools, saute some chopped onions, minced garlic and a can of peeled and diced tomatoes in a touch of love oil. Add your desired herbs, and salt and pepper to taste. Run a fork along the inside of the cooled squash to get the strings of squash flesh. Mound on a plate or in a bowl and spoon the tomato mixture on top.

For the salad, de-seed and dice three bell peppers (one each of red, orange and yellow… throw in a green one if you are so inclined). Add a handful of grape or cherry tomatoes, halved, as well as a handful of chopped basil and a half-cup of mozzarella pearlinis. Drizzle with olive oil, add salt and pepper to taste, and toss gently.

We enjoyed garlic bread on the side.