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Mexican Bowl Over Spaghetti Squash [Vegan]

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Mexican Bowl over Spaghetti Squash is a quick and easy plant-based and Paleo diet friendly recipe. It's also gluten-free, dairy-free, corn-free, and soy-free. Don't like spaghetti squash? You can also serve this on sprouted corn tortillas.

Mexican Bowl Over Spaghetti Squash [Vegan]




  • 1 Large Spaghetti Squash


  • 4-6 Sprouted Grain Corn Tortillas
  • 1 Cup Homemade Black Beans
  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1/2 Package Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 Garlic Clove, peeled and pressed
  • 1 Lime, fresh squeezed
  • 1 Handful Fresh Cilantro
  • Optional—1 Chili Pepper or Jalapeno pepper
  • Himalayan Salt, to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper, to taste

Optional Toppings

  • Picante Sauce or Salsa Fresca
  • Sliced Black Olives
  • Fresh or Frozen {thawed} Corn, roasted or boiled


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half.  Remove seeds. Place cut side down in roasting pan, add about an inch of water, bake 30-45 minutes or until squash is just tender, taking care not to overcook squash. Skip this step if using sprouted corn tortillas in place of squash.
  3. In the meantime, cut avocado in half, pull one half off of pit, peel, and dice it.  Add to bowl with fresh squeezed lime juice. Press garlic into bowl.  Quarter grape tomatoes, add to bowl. Chop fresh cilantro, add to bowl. Mix all ingredients well, adding salt and pepper to taste.  Set bowl aside and let vegetables marinate.
  4. If using canned beans, rinse and drain. Optional, cut a few slices of chili pepper or jalapeno, reserve as garnish.  Chop remainder of pepper, add to small bowl along with black beans.  Add seeds and membranes for more heat.
  5. Using an oven mitt, pick up one half of the squash and scrape squash into a bowl, using a large fork. Mix with nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Set aside. Divide between 2 serving bowls. Skip this step if using sprouted corn tortillas.
  6. Top bed of spaghetti squash or tortillas with beans, then the tomato and avocado mixture, followed by additional chopped cilantro and hot pepper slices, if using.  Add optional toppings of choice.
  7. Choose from—salsa Fresca or picante sauce, sliced black olives, get creative.  Serve after topping.





Aloha, my name is Carri Pattison, and I am the editor and owner of Organic Eats Magazine, a free monthly online publication with delicious and healthy recipes brought to you from the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.



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16 comments on “Mexican Bowl Over Spaghetti Squash [Vegan]”

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1 Years Ago

How much nutritional yeast ? It's not shown in the ingredient list.

2 Years Ago

This look absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe. i\'ll have to try this myself sometime soon!

The point of the Paleo diet is, and I feel some people forget this, to not only diet, but to eat delicious foods at the same time. It\'s the only diet I\'ve come across that cuts out food groups, yet still focusses on everyone\'s need to eat great food.

I\'m a real foodie, and would not survive on any other diet, but Paleo has been very good for me. I\'ve written about one of my favourite cookbooks: http://cookbook-reviews.net/review-the-paleo-recipe-book/

Cordy Scott
4 Years Ago

So good!! I love spaghetti squash

Amari Russo
4 Years Ago

Cordy Scott looks good right?

Katherine Liggio
4 Years Ago

Chelsea Raccio

Hannah-Leigh Parker
4 Years Ago

Kenzie Hall

Sarah Young
4 Years Ago

i personally don't like spaghetti squash but the rest looks good!

Rebecca Homer Sorrells
4 Years Ago

Looks great! I like to save your recipes on Pinterest, but don't seem to be able to do this from my phone. Is this something that can be fixed?

Adriana Villar
4 Years Ago

Cool. Looks yummy. But what exactly makes this 'Mexican'?

Jodie Robitaille
4 Years Ago

Douglas, go away... far away!

Loretha Jack
05 Apr 2014

I don't know why he has to comment on EVERY food-related article. Can't One Green Planet just block him?

05 Apr 2014

Normally I\'d say "Don\'t feed the trolls" but in this case maybe they might benefit by trying some of these recipes instead of flatly claiming they are inedible...

Cat Grace-Crisologo
05 Apr 2014

Not to mention, he doesn't get the concept of auto-editing ("dotn")

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