Lemony Scallops with Angel Hair Pasta

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 17, 2023
This delicate dish tastes so bright with a touch of lemon and tender sauteed scallops. Serve with crusty whole grain bread, and you have an impressive dinner that comes together in a flash. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey
Lemony Scallops with Angel Hair Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 ounces uncooked multigrain angel hair pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound sea scallops, patted dry
  • 2 cups sliced radishes (about 1 bunch)
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat; sear scallops in batches until opaque and edges are golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  3. In same skillet, saute radishes, garlic and pepper flakes in remaining 1 tablespoon oil until radishes are tender, 2-3 minutes. Stir in green onion and salt; cook 1 minute longer. Add to pasta; toss to combine. Sprinkle with lemon zest and juice. Top with scallops to serve.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 404 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 737mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 25g protein.