Spaghetti Squash Salad Recipe
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Spaghetti Squash Salad Recipe

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I've tried other spaghetti squash recipes, but I like this one since it's so crisp, colorful and fun. Plus, it can be a side dish or a relish.—Patricia Aurand, Findlay, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 spaghetti squash (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 263 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise; scoop out seeds. Place squash, cut side down, in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Fill pan with hot water to a depth of 1/2 in. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until tender. When cool enough to handle, scoop out the squash, separating strands with a fork. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl; add the squash and stir well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon as a salad or as a relish with burgers and hot dogs. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Spaghetti Squash Salad in Taste of Home October/November 1998, p45

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sooznd 68858
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"I tired this and it was quite good--Nice & refreshing. Even though I halved the sugar, it was still too sweet for my family. I will try it next time without the sugar and add a bit more vinegar,"

NannasBaNannas 68841
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"I made my squash in the microwave instead. Then I scooped out the seeds and scraped the squash out. What a nice way to add something good for you into your diet instead of noodles. This recipe is so good."

heartburnmom 68776
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2009

"We made this salad last year for a picnic. Everyone just loved it. It is also very good as a relish on sandwiches."

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