Air-Fryer Scallops with Lemon-Herb Sauce


A quick and impressive dinner, scallops turn succulent and tender in the air fryer. The lemon-herb sauce is the perfect way to bring zest to each bite. Be sure to cook the scallops to temperature. They may not brown in the fryer, so don't wait for a golden crust to tell you they're ready.

Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 8 large (1-oz.) sea scallops, cleaned and patted very dry

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • cooking spray

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon very finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 teaspoon capers, very finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic

  • lemon wedges, optional


  1. Sprinkle scallops with pepper and salt. Coat the basket of an air fryer with cooking spray. Place scallops in the basket and coat them with cooking spray. Place the basket in the fryer. Cook the scallops at 400°F until they reach an internal temperature of 120°F, about 6 minutes.

  2. Combine oil, parsley, capers, lemon zest and garlic in a small bowl. Drizzle over the scallops. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

    Air Fryer Scallops with Lemon-Herb Sauce
    Jennifer Causey

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

348 Calories
30g Fat
5g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 348
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 660mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 260mg 6%
Folate, total 25mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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