Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Tacos

Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Tacos

By Lemons and Basil

Serving Size: 4 Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 55 mins

A Mexican favorite with a bit of a twist, replace the traditional shredded pork or chicken with seasoned spaghetti squash, black beans, Greek yogurt and all your other favorite toppings!


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash

  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • ½ Tbsp chili powder

  • ½ tsp ground cumin

  • ½ tsp ground coriander

  • ½ tsp sea salt

  • 16 (6-inch) corn tortillas

  • 1 can organic black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, finely diced

  • 1 avocado, chopped

  • chopped cilantro favorite salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray pan with coconut oil cooking spray. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and roast the halves facedown on baking pan for 35-40 minutes or until flesh is soft.

  2. Once the squash is cooked, remove and allow to cool 5 minutes, then scrap the flesh with a fork to loosen and separate the strands. Add strands of flesh to bowl and discard skins.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, coriander, and salt, whisk in lemon juice and pour over squash strands. Gently toss to mix seasonings throughout, taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.

  4. Heat a dry skillet over medium heat and warm tortillas one at a time until slightly blistered on each side, about 30-45 seconds per side.

  5. To assemble the tacos, transfer warmed tortillas to platter and add spoonful of black beans, scoop of seasoned squash, dollop of Greek yogurt, finely chopped tomatoes and avocados, then sprinkling with chopped cilantro.

  6. Add salsa, hot sauce or any other desired garnishes and serve. Or more importantly, EAT!

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