Spaghetti Squash Greek Salad

Do you ever buy a spaghetti squash and then it sits on the counter for days before you use it? I do, all.the.time. I hem and haw about what to do with it and then I always end up making this, but in a casserole dish.

Finally I went back to a recipe I used to make, seems like years ago. Spaghetti squash Greek salad. The nice part about this recipe is I can make it in the afternoon and then cover and chill it while we run to soccer or swimming and then it’s ready without any fuss for dinner. And no, my kids don’t eat it….”don’t make me laugh, ha, ha, ha.”




For the dressing:

3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons EV olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced

For the Salad:

2 cups cooked spaghetti squash ( cut in half, roast at 400 degrees for 45 minutes, let cool. Scoop out and squeeze as much water out with a cheese cloth)
1 /2 cups chopped tomato
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup  crumbled feta cheese * I add a tad more right before serving.
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
Combine spaghetti squash and remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Add vinegar mixture; toss well. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

*recipe adapted from My Recipes

Chicken Shawarma + Greek Salad + Sriracha

If you combine these three things you will have yourself a very tasty and healthy meal, no need to thank me.

My neighbor brought over some fresh cucumbers from his garden and I had just picked a few tomatoes from mine. Add those to the feta cheese and Kalamata olives I had left over from the Greek dip I made a few days ago, and I was on the way to having myself a Greek salad. I marinated some boneless, skinless chicken thighs in a mixture of greek yogurt, lemon juice and Shawarma seasoning.(<– I got mine at a Middle Eastern market). After a few hours I tossed it on the grill and then chopped it up.

I topped the Greek salad with the chicken, drizzled with Tzatziki and gave  it a few good squirts of Sriracha. Then I devoured it in front of my daughter who wanted to eat all of my feta cheese…who does she think she is?