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Scallop Pasta Salad Recipe

Scallop Pasta Salad Recipe

If you're a scallop-lover, you'll really enjoy this chilled pasta salad seasoned with lemon juice, olive oil and red wine vinegar. "You can serve it hot, too," notes Bernadette Johnson of Woodstock, Georgia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bay scallops
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 large tomato, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta, broken in half
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Coarsely ground pepper to taste

Directions

  • 1. In a microwave-safe dish, combine scallops and lemon juice. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until scallops are opaque. In a small bowl, combine the tomato, onions, vinegar and vinegar. Chill the scallops and tomato mixture separately for 2 hours.
  • 2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a serving bowl, toss the pasta, scallops, tomato mixture, salt and pepper. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 297 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 345 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.