Pesto Scallops with Toasted Walnuts

Pesto Scallops with Toasted Walnuts
Basil pesto adds zip to this pasta main-dish recipe topped with scallops. It takes just over 30 minutes to prepare.
Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 18 m



  1. 1 of 4 Cook pasta following package directions, about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
  2. 2 of 4 While pasta is cooking, season scallops with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Saute 3 to 4 minutes per side, until cooked through and no longer translucent.
  3. 3 of 4 Add the pesto to drained pasta. Stir in some of the reserved cooking liquid until pasta is evenly coated with pesto.
  4. 4 of 4 Stir in the cheese and the toasted walnuts. Serve with the scallops, and garnish with fresh basil, if desired.
Nutrition Information for Pesto Scallops with Toasted Walnuts
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Per Serving: 31 g pro., 48 g carb., 487 kcal cal., 6 g fiber, 3 g sat. fat, 19 g Fat, total, 47 mg chol.