Seared Scallops Over Veggies
(AIP, Paleo, Whole30)

September 3, 2021 | By Monica

These scallops are seared to perfection then served over nutritious veggies!
This scallop-centered dish is not only delicious but also super healthy! Packed with nutrients and low in calories, it is compliant with the AIP, Paleo and Whole30 diets. If you grow fresh basil or parsley in the garden, use them here! Put the scallops and veggies over my Spaghetti Squash Noodles to round the meal out and satisfy any pasta cravings. This recipe is low in calories, low-carb, low-fat, sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, nut-free and egg-free.

This scallop-centered dish is not only delicious but also super healthy! Packed with nutrients and low in calories, it has quickly become a favorite in my household. If you grow fresh basil or parsley in the garden, use them here!  The scallops and veggies are served over Spaghetti Squash Noodles (also outlined below) to round the meal out and satisfy any pasta cravings.

Fun Health Facts

Touted as one of the healthiest kinds of seafood out there, scallops are packed with protein and low in fat. They are also full of vitamins and minerals, and are a great source of antioxidants. They are thought to help lower cholestorel, reduce heart disease risk and improve circulation.

Spaghetti squash is both nutrient-dense and low in calories, making it a win-win food option. More specifically, it is a rich source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, vitamin B6 and antioxidants. Studies have suggested it helps to prevent ailments such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

While zucchini is generally thought of as a vegetable, it is botanically classified as a fruit. Often praised for numerous heath benefits thanks to its high level of nutrients and antioxidants, it is believed to help ailments like colds, body aches and healthy digestion.

Ingredients Needed

  • Scallops

  • Spaghetti squash

  • Lemon juice

  • Zucchini

  • Bella mushrooms

  • White onion

  • Garlic

  • Basil

  • Italian parsley

  • Oregano

  • Salt

  • Avocado oil

This scallop-centered dish is not only delicious but also super healthy! Packed with nutrients and low in calories, it is compliant with the AIP, Paleo and Whole30 diets. If you grow fresh basil or parsley in the garden, use them here! Put the scallops and veggies over my Spaghetti Squash Noodles to round the meal out and satisfy any pasta cravings. This recipe is low in calories, low-carb, low-fat, sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, nut-free and egg-free.

 Tips & Tricks

  • Fresh basil and parsley taste best, but if you can't find them then use dried herbs instead.

  • High heat is necessary to get the scallops to deliciously sear.

  • Be careful not to overcook the scallops! If you do, they will have a rubber-like texture and chewy taste.