An easy and festive vegetarian recipe with Tête de Moine, a Swiss cheese from the Jura canton.
Spaghetti Squash with Tête de Moine
- spaghetti squash (one or several)
- rosettes of Tête de Moine
- dried cranberries
- walnuts, roughly chopped
- fresh arugula
- chervil or other fresh herbs
- extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, to taste
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Halve the spaghetti squash lengthwise and remove the seeds.
- Add some water to a roasting pan, so the bottom is covered, and place the squash halves in the pan – skin side up.
- In an oven preheated to 200°C/400°F, bake the squash for 30-45 minutes, until it becomes tender. While the squash is baking, toast the walnuts and prepare the other ingredients.
- Take the squash out and place the halves on individual plates. Using a fork, scrape the golden, yellow flesh of the squash until it forms spaghetti-like strands.
- Gently add all the following ingredients to the squash — starting first with the cheese and arugula, followed by the walnuts and cranberries. Finally, add the chervil. Then, carefully add a quick sprinkle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Finally, season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
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Updated: May 10, 2022