Quick Scallop and Noodle Salad

This quick dinner is filled with good-for-you veggies like zucchini, spinach, and cucumber.

Quick Scallop and Noodle Salad with radishes
Photo: Jacob Fox
Total Time:
30 mins
12 scallops + 5 cups noodle mixture


  • 12 fresh or frozen sea scallops (about 18 oz. total)

  • 1 medium zucchini, trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon 100% orange juice

  • 2 tablespoon champagne or cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • ½ teaspoon lime zest

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 ½ cup torn fresh spinach leaves

  • 1 cup chopped cucumber

  • cup thinly sliced radishes

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted*


  1. Thaw scallops, if frozen. Using a vegetable spiralizer, julienne cutter, or mandoline, cut zucchini into long, thin noodles. In a large skillet heat 1/2 tsp. olive oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini noodles. Cook and stir 1 minute or just until tender; cool.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine next five ingredients (through lime zest) and 1/4 tsp. of the salt. Stir in noodles, spinach, cucumber, and radishes.

  3. Rinse scallops; pat dry. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and the pepper.

  4. In same skillet heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high heat. Add scallops; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until opaque, turning once. Serve noodle mixture with scallops and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


To toast sesame seeds, spread seeds in a dry small skillet. Cook over medium heat until light brown, stirring frequently so they don't burn.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
10g Fat
9g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 527mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 26.4mg 132%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 664mg 14%
Folate, total 78.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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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