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Vegan Spaghetti Squash Black Bean Mexican Bowl

Vegan Spaghetti Squash Black Bean Mexican Bowl
  • Meal

    Main Dish

  • Cusine



1 large spaghetti squash

1 tsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. Vege-Sal or a little salt

2 tsp. olive oil

1 large onion, diced small

2 tsp. minced garlic

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. chili powder

2 cans

1 can diced green Anaheim chiles

1 can vegetable broth

2-3 tsp. Green Tabasco Sauce 

1 large avocado, diced

1 T + 1-2 T fresh squeezed lime juice

1 cup diced cherry or grape tomatoes

1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped fine

1 T olive oil

Vege-Sal or salt to taste


Preheat the oven to 400F/200C. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray.Cut the spaghetti squash into quarters and scrape out seeds; then rub the upper part of squash with a little olive oil, ground cumin, and Vege-Sal or a little salt. Roast squash until the strands pull apart easily, about 50 minutes.Drain the cans of black beans into a colander placed in the sink and rinse well until no more foam appears. Let beans drain well.Heat the 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a medium-sized non-stick frying pan and saute onion over medium-high heat until it’s starting to lightly brown. Add the minced garlic, 1 teaspoon ground cumin and 1 teaspoon ground chili powder and saute 1-2 minutes more.Add the drained black beans, can of diced green chiles, vegetable broth, and Green Tabasco Sauce to taste. Turn heat to low and let the mixture simmer while the spaghetti squash roasts.Peel the avocado and dice into pieces about 1/2 inch across. Put avocado pieces into a medium-sized bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon lime juice (I used my fresh-frozen lime juice).Dice tomatoes into small pieces and finely chop cilantro and add to the bowl with the avocado, then stir in the olive oil and 1 or 2 tablespoons more lime juice. Season to taste with Vege-Sal or a little salt.When the squash is done enough to easily shred apart into spaghetti-like strands, remove from the oven and let cool a few minutes. When squash has cooled just enough to handle, use a fork to pull the squash apart into a bowl.Check black bean mixture to make sure the vegetable broth has evaporated enough that the mixture is nearly dry. (If not, cook a few minutes over higher heat as needed.)To assemble the bowls, place 1/4 the spaghetti squash into the bottom of a serving bowl. Top with 1/4 the black bean mixture and a generous amount of salsa.Serve the bowls right away, with Green Tabasco Sauce or your favorite hot sauce to add at the table.