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Easy scallops recipe with Orzo

A couple nights ago I made an easy scallops recipe that turned out delicious. It’s healthy, light and so simple to make. I normally bake scallops in the oven but the breading and butter isn’t the healthiest so this time, I decided to sear the scallops on the stovetop and mix with orzo, peppers and tomatoes.

Easy Scallops Recipe

Delicious Scallops recipe + orzo + tomatoes + peppers

If you are running low on time, just purchase the peppers and olives already chopped or sliced. I often do that when I am pressed for time.

Delicious Scallops recipe + orzo + tomatoes + peppers

Easy scallops recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb large scallops
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 orange or red pepper chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half or whole
  • 2 cups Orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1/8 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Cook Orzo according to directions - set aside
  • Add olive oil and garlic to stovetop, saute on low for about 3 min until garlic is light brown
  • Add chopped pepper, saute for about 5 - 8 minutes low/med heat
  • Stir in tomatoes, cooked Orzo and olives
  • Saute low heat for about 5 min
  • Stir in arugula and balsamic vinegar
  • Simmer
  • In another pan, sear the scallops in a non-stick pan. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Sear scallops on for about 3 min on each side - medium heat
  • Once cooked, stir scallops in with Orzo and pepper mix
  • Top with salt and pepper

Delicious Scallops recipe + orzo + tomatoes + peppers

Many times after I eat pasta, I feel bloated and disgusting but something about Orzo seems to sit well with my stomach. Probably because it’s smaller in size and I consume less! -ha. This is an excellent dinner during the week because it’s quick, easy and healthy. Even my nine year old son loved it. This recipe was perfect for 4 but next time, I would probably get 2lbs of scallops. The seared scallops were a hit! Be sure to check out our new food page for more of our family favorite recipes.

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  1. As I matured I found I could no longer tolerate dairy. Usually pasta has cheese with it. You might try eliminating it to see if that is what is causing your bloating. It was for me! I love pasta and plan to try this recipe. It sounds so good and easy, too. thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. Juanita in OH says:

    This sounds so delicious that it is making my mouth water! TFS

  3. I actually seared scallops in pan with garlic before peppers et. Al. Saved a dirty pan. Fantastic recipe- couldn’t be any easier!