6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup salad and 1/3 cup cucumbers)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash, cut sides down, in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; add water to dish to a depth of 1/2 inch. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until squash is tender when pierced with a fork.

Step 3

Remove squash from water; cool. Scrape inside of squash with the tines of a fork to remove spaghettilike strands to equal 4 cups.

Step 4

Combine rice vinegar, ginger, oil, salt, and crushed red pepper, and stir well with a whisk. Combine 1 tablespoon vinaigrette and cucumbers; set aside.

Step 5

Combine squash, bell pepper, chopped cilantro, and remaining vinaigrette, and toss well. Place squash mixture in a serving dish, and arrange cucumbers around edge of dish. Sprinkle salad with toasted sesame seeds.

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