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20 Easy Spinach and Scallop Recipes to Try

From hearty pasta dishes to spectacular seafood salads, these delicious spinach and scallop recipes will leave your taste buds singing for more.

And the best part is, they couldn’t be easier to whip up at home.

Pan Seared Scalloped with Spinach and Tomatoes
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Scallops can be intimidating because they’re a little pricey and super easy to overcook.

The trick is to add them to a hot pan and only cook them for a few minutes – no more than five!

If you do that, they’ll be juicy and tender every time.

So fire up the stove, and let’s cook one of these spinach and scallop recipes for dinner tonight!

Perfectly Seared Scallops and More!

1. Seared Sea Scallops Over Garlic Spinach

This dish is simple to prepare but looks and tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen.

The key to success is to use fresh, high-quality ingredients. So, the scallops should be firm and white, and the spinach should be vibrant and green.

A squeeze of lemon juice and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese adds the perfect finishing touches.

Serve with a crusty baguette and a glass of white wine for a truly memorable meal.

2. Alfredo Seared Scallops + Baby Spinach

Seared scallops are a delicious and easy way to impress your guests. After all, scallops are typically a restaurant-only treat!

This dish features baby spinach and a creamy Alfredo sauce, making it more hearty than your average seafood dinner.

Elegant and delicious, it’s best served with crusty bread.

3. Seared Asian Scallops with Spinach

If you’re worried about overcooking scallops, give this recipe a whirl.

You’ll sear the scallops separately and then serve them with a flavorful spinach stir-fry.

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The spinach provides a pop of color and a hint of bitterness that balances out the sweetness of the scallops.

And if you are looking for a little bit of extra protein, add some shrimp to the dish as well.

4. Hoisin-Glazed Scallops with Spinach & Cilantro

Elegant yet effortless, these scallops are delicately flavored with sweet and savory hoisin glaze.

The spinach and cilantro add bright color and freshness, making this dish as beautiful to look at as it is to eat.

Best of all, it’ll be on the table in under 30 minutes – perfect for a weeknight meal or impromptu dinner party.

5. Seared Scallops with White Bean Ragu & Charred Lemon

There are few things more impressive than a perfectly seared scallop. But why stop there?

This recipe takes it to the next level by pairing succulent scallops with a flavorful white bean ragu and zingy charred lemon.

The charred lemon adds a lovely zestiness to the dish, and a drizzle of olive oil brings the whole thing together.

Serve with a simple green salad and a glass of white wine. Yum!

6. Scallops and Spinach Pasta with Mushrooms (Instant Pot)

This isn’t your typical scallops and pasta recipe.

Between the tender scallops, mushrooms, and spinach, it’s sweet, earthy, and wonderfully fresh.

Better yet, you’ll add some al dente pasta and a creamy sauce into the same pot, so clean-up is a breeze.

7. Blackened Scallops with Dairy-Free Creamed Spinach

If you’re on the hunt for a dairy-free recipe that’s sure to impress, look no further than blackened scallops with creamed spinach.

This dish is fancy enough for a dinner party yet easy enough to make on a busy weeknight.

The scallops are coated in a blend of spices and then pan-seared until they’re nice and crispy.

Meanwhile, the creamed spinach is dreamy and tasty, even without any dairy!

Serve the scallops and spinach over a bed of rice or quinoa for a complete and filling meal.

8. Sauteed Scallops and Spinach

Quick, jam-packed with flavor, and nutritious? Sign me up!

Scallops are a fantastic source of protein, and their mild flavor pairs perfectly with the earthy taste of spinach.

Serve this as an appetizer or main course, and your family and friends will love it!

9. Pesto Spinach Cauliflower Alfredo Zoodles with Scallops

Pasta night just got a whole lot healthier, thanks to these pesto, spinach, cauliflower, and alfredo zoodles.

You’ll make a simple low-fat and low-carb sauce with cauliflower and pesto. And the spinach and scallops add even more goodness.

So whether you’re looking for an impressive pescatarian meal or just trying to eat a little lighter, this recipe is sure to satisfy.

10. Tuscan Shrimp and Scallops

Seafood lovers rejoice! This juicy recipe will blow your mind.

Succulent shrimp, tender scallops, and a mouth-watering tomato garlic sauce come together to create a dish that’s both flavor-packed and easy to make.

Serve with a loaf of crusty bread and a side of roasted vegetables for a complete meal. Buon appetito!

11. Pan Seared Scallops over Spinach Cobb Salad

Scallops are delicious and versatile seafood. But as mentioned, they’re easy to overcook, making them tough and unpleasant.

Luckily, this recipe will show you how to cook scallops to perfection.

And the spinach cobb salad makes for a perfect light and healthy accompaniment.

Ideal for a summer lunch or dinner, this recipe is super easy to scale up to feed a crowd.

12. Seared Scallops with Wilted Fennel & Spinach Salad

Seared scallops with wilted fennel and spinach sounds like it came off a menu, and it tastes like it too!

But while it sounds extravagant, it’s crazy simple to make at home.

The flavor of the fennel pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the scallops, while the orange and thyme add a lovely zing.

I suggest serving this dish with crusty bread so you can soak up the delicious pan juices.

13. Seared Scallops with a Corn, Bacon, and Avocado Relish

Sweet corn and smoky bacon are a classic combination.

But adding rich, creamy avocado and succulent sweet scallops takes it to the next level.

The dish is best served immediately after cooking, so the scallops are nice and tender.

14. Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Tomatoes & Spinach Over Polenta

You can’t go wrong with this dish if you want to impress.

Just saying that title out loud will get you a few nods of approval. And after just one bite, your guests will sing your praises for days.

Just be sure not to overcook the scallops, or you’ll end up with rubbery seafood instead of melt-in-your-mouth perfection.

15. Warm Citrus Spinach Salad with Scallops

This salad is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy scallops.

Sweet and tender, the seafood is only one star in this dish. It shares the spotlight with a warm citrus dressing that brings the plate to life.

Perfect for a light lunch or dinner, it can be easily made ahead of time. Make everything except the scallops, then sear them just before serving.

16. Cod, Scallops, and Spinach

Cod, scallops, and spinach create a flavorful dish that will tantalize your taste buds.

Lightly roasted, the cod is crispy on the outside but still tender on the inside.

The scallops are cooked until they’re opaque, adding a delicate sweetness to the dish.

Finally, the spinach rounds things out by adding a touch of bitterness. Together, these flavors create a truly special dish.

17. Scallop Pasta With Lemon & Herb

Fresh lemon juice and herbs create a light and refreshing sauce that compliments the delicate flavor of the scallops perfectly.

And best of all, it can be on the table in less than 30 minutes. Serve with a side of roasted vegetables or a simple green salad for a complete meal.

18. Scallops over Wilted Spinach Parmesan Risotto

Scallops should be golden brown and slightly crisp on the outside while remaining tender and juicy on the inside.

It might take a few tries, but I promise you’ll get the hang of it fast.

And once you’ve mastered the technique, the rest of this dish comes together quickly and easily.

The risotto is creamy and flavorful, and the wilted spinach adds a nice color and flavor.

19. Scallops with Creamed Spinach & Chorizo

Do you love scallops but find them a bit boring on their own? Well, this recipe is for you!

It’s the perfect combination of rich, creamy, and spicey. And that’s all thanks to the spinach and chorizo!

20. Shrimp and Scallop Pasta

This pasta dish is the perfect blend of salty and sweet.

The shrimp and scallops are both tender and juicy, and the pasta is perfectly cooked.

The sauce is a simple combination of olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice, but it really brings the whole dish together.

If you’d like to make it healthier, add some veggies like fresh spinach, roasted cherry tomatoes, or asparagus.

20 Easy Ways to Cook Spinach and Scallops

From hearty pasta dishes to spectacular seafood salads, these quick and easy spinach and scallop recipes will leave your taste buds singing for more.


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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