Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Pan Seared Diver Scallops

Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Pan Seared Diver Scallops

A solid pesto never gets old. Pesto goes with everything – meat, veggies, seafood, soups, breads, anything! I used to call my grandma during college and ask, “What’s pops’s pesto recipe again?” She’d shuffle through her “notes” drawer (where she kept her planner, paper clips, erasers, pencils, pens, spiral mini notepads, gum, bobby pins, etc) and pull out a crumbled piece of paper where she wrote down that recipe. She knew I’d call for it, and I’m pretty sure she still has it in that drawer. 

Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Pan Seared Diver Scallops

Over the years, I developed my own version of a pesto, after going vegan. You really don’t miss the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and it cuts the calorie and fat count down substantially. Paired with a light protein like these beautiful diver scallops, lightly pan-seared in olive oil, and you’ve got the perfect weeknight fancy dinner, that takes less than 10 minutes to make! 

Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Pan Seared Diver Scallops

It’s crucial not to overcook scallops – if you do, they become chewy and not so fancy. Also, I chose the ribbons instead of spaghetti here, because more noodle surface area = more pesto! Serve this with a nice Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc, and you’ll think you’re dining al fresco in the middle of summer…. even though it’s the beginning of fall. 

For the full recipe, check out my guest post at the lovely In Sonnet’s Kitchen, by clicking here.

Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Pan Seared Diver Scallops

 

Comments

  1. amyayers2 :

    This dish looks gorgeous!

  2. Laurel :

    Pesto, scallops and zucchini – three of my alltime favorites!

  3. That’s the second time this week I saw zucchini noodles with pesto. Now I really want to try. Looks healthy and delicious!

  4. Sonnet :

    Thanks so much for sharing this with my readers! I’ve been seeing this dish all over Pinterest so I know folks are excited to try it! :)

  5. blahnikbaker :

    What a fancy meal!! So easy to make too. I love pesto and scallops but I have never had the two together. Love this dish and can’t wait to try.

  6. I love how you used zucchini as the noodles! What an awesome idea to cut down on the carbs. This dish is pretty and looks delicious. :)

  7. vegans eat scallops?

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