Avocado and Egg Spaghetti Squash Boats

One of Marie’s weaknesses is eggs. She loves eggs, especially runny poached or fried eggs on warm buttered toast.

Eggs, however, are not dinner (well, I’ve been known to make it so when I’m on my own, but I wouldn’t make the fam go there).

Anyway, as part of the regular quest for something for Meatless Monday that isn’t salad, I ran across this recipe that has avocado, which I’m also rather fond of, and spaghetti squash, which I’ve had a couple dates with but hadn’t committed to a relationship…until this recipe, anyway.

This one is good, folks. And it’s low carb (if you aren’t using commercial ketchup, that is), and it’s vegetarian (if you still eat eggs), and it’s delicious!

I actually made it 3 ways. Two were the original recipe exactly as described below, one had added chopped red sweet pepper, and the last subbed out the salsa for tomato sauce (and my son still acted like it was the end of the world and needed an alternate dinner). Also, since ketchup is rather low on Grant’s list of favorites, I made sure he had sriracha to sub out for that tangy tomato flair on top and he ate two boats so it must have worked out. I expect this would be fairly easy to change out as it’s so simple, and aside from the necessary oven time very quick and easy. I have to say that I was a little dubious about the advice to make a well for the egg if you want it more cooked and just break it over the top if you want it less so, but I followed the instructions and it turned our beautifully runny and delicious. I also had hot buttered toast with mine, because runny eggs need toast, of course.

I ran across the recipe here, and there are other spaghetti squash recipes there as well if you are looking for more (though I haven’t tried them as of yet): http://ifoodreal.com/avocado-and-egg-spaghetti-squash-boats-recipe/

Ingredients

1 small spaghetti squash (I used two, for a total of four squash boats, so double all the rest of the ingredients)
4 tbsp salsa, divided
1 avocado, chopped & divided
2 large eggs
4 tbsp low sodium ketchup, divided

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 400 F degrees F. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop the seeds out. Place cut side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool until safe to the touch, about 15 minutes.
Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F. Using a fork, separate spaghetti squash into strands leaving them inside the shells. Add 2 tbsp of salsa to each half and mix gently with a fork. Top with 1/2 avocado and break 1 egg on top of each shell. If you like runny egg yolk, do not make a well in the middle of the squash and break the egg on top. For a fully baked egg, sink it more into squash. Bake for 20 – 22 minutes or until the egg whites appear to be set. Serve hot drizzled with ketchup.


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