Oh my goodness you guys! You need to try this spaghetti! It’s so tasty yet light it’ll have you coming back for seconds! It’s vegan, easy to make, full of healthy goodness and perfect for leftovers!
The original recipe comes from Once Upon A Chef. My mom and I tried it for the first time a few weeks ago and thought “We should make this a meal and put it over spaghetti!”. So we added more zucchini, added some yellow squash, cooked it longer, and served it over spaghetti! Boy oh boy it was good! The flavors are amazing, it’s such a great combo for a light but full-flavored spaghetti that won’t weigh you down. You could say it’s a new favorite of ours as I’ve made it every week since!
Not to mention, it’s super easy to make! You just boil some water and cook the spaghetti while you’re chopping up all the ingredients. Once chopped, throw the veggies and such into a wok/pan and sauté until tender. Then simply serve over your spaghetti or pasta! Another way we’ve made this, which is also really nice, is to add your spaghetti into the wok and mix it all up together to help combine it all. I’ll usually do that with the leftovers and we’ll eat it for lunch or dinner for the next few days--it would be great for bringing to work or school!
Vegan Garden Spaghetti
Adapted from Once Upon A Chef
- Angel Hair Spaghetti or Pasta
- 1 Large Onion
- 2 Large Zucchini
- 2 Yellow Squash
- 1 Pint Cherry/Grape Tomatoes
- 2-5 Garlic Cloves
- 1-2 Tbsp Fresh Basil
- 1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Start by preparing a pot of water to boil your spaghetti or pasta. Cook spaghetti or pasta according to the packet.
Chop up the onion, zucchini, squash, garlic cloves, and fresh basil. Cut the grape tomatoes in half or fourths.
Over medium heat, add the olive oil and salt and pepper to your wok or large pan. Next add the zucchini, yellow squash, basil, and garlic to your wok or pan, mixing it all up. Cover with a lid and cook for about 10-15 minutes, until zucchini and squash are mostly tender but not done yet.
Next, add the onions and grape tomatoes, stirring again, covering again, and letting cook for about 5-10 minutes, until desired tenderness is reached.
Serve over your spaghetti or pasta. Alternatively, you could add your spaghetti or pasta to your wok or pan and combine fully that way.
For this dish, we usually break our uncooked spaghetti in half for easier eating. You could break it up further or not at all, it's totally up to you!
For the onion, you can chop it however you'd like but I'd recommend keeping it on the smaller side rather than large pieces so it cooks quickly without becoming mushy.
For the zucchini and squash, like my Epic Vegan Chili recipe, I cut them into fourths lengthwise then slice the strips into quarter inch thick pieces.
Feel free to chop your tomatoes in half or fourths, it's up to you. You could also use regular tomatoes if you don't have cherry or grape on hand. The flavor might not pack the same punch but it would still be tasty!
I separated the ingredients onto two plates, the zucchini, squash, garlic, and basil plate on the left gets added first. Then I'll add the onion and tomato plate a few minutes later as I don't want them to become too mushy. Seeing as the onion was cut up small enough it won't take too long to cook and you'll end up with slightly crisp but perfectly tender onion!
After adding the first plate, I stir it up and cover it for about 10-15 minutes to steam, stirring occasionally.
Here's what it looks like after cooking for about 10 minutes over medium heat.
Now I add the next plate and stir it up.
Cover again and let cook for another 5-10 minutes, until desired tenderness is reached.
Serve over spaghetti or pasta, or add your spaghetti or pasta to your wok or pan and mix it all up together! Enjoy!
Have you found any new recipes that you've just been loving lately? Along with this recipe, we've been all about my Epic Vegan Chili recipe! Since I first posted it I've made it at least once a week, give or take! It's too darn good! I hope you guys have a great weekend and get a chance to whip up this tasty spaghetti!