Healthier pasta recipes are a great alternative to carb-heavy meals!

If you want to go low-carb but just can’t bring yourself to give up pasta, then easy pasta recipes are the answer! Swap the noodles for spaghetti-style zucchini, and this easy recipe gets even easier. Cooking zucchini pasta and scallops recipes like this one are a great way to get a try tonight for a delicious, nutritious meal.

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INGREDIENTS

1 Tsp Olive oil
1 Tsp Garlic, mashed
8 Oz Scallops
1 1/2 Cup Zucchini, spaghetti style
1/2 Cup Red bell pepper, diced
1/2 Lemon, juiced

DIRECTIONS

step #1

Heat up a non-stick pan with olive oil and add your scallops. Let them cook for approximately 1 to 2 minutes, or until they're just about done. Keep an eye on them, as it's very easy to overcook scallops. Once they're just barely cooked, immediately take them off the heat and set aside in a cool dish.

step #2

In the same non-stick pan, add pureed garlic and spaghetti-style zucchini. 

step #3

Add in your sliced peppers and sauté the contents of the pan, allowing them to cook for approximately 4 to 5 minutes, or until cooked through. 

step #4

Now you're ready to add your scallops back into the pan, mixing them in with the zucchini and peppers. Drizzle with lemon juice to finish. 
Natalie's Zucchini Pasta & Scallops

step #5

Ready to serve!

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Did you know?

Scallops are more than 80% protein – a single 3-ounce serving of scallops provides 20 grams of protein, and almost 100% of the recommended daily vitamin B12 intake. That’s a huge amount of nutrition in a small package! B12 is great for heart health, as it converts the potentially harmful chemical homocysteine into other benign chemicals. Zucchini, in turn, has a low calorie count, but helps you feel full, which makes it great for satisfying your appetite while keeping the pounds off. Plus, it’s an excellent source of manganese, vitamin C, and dietary fiber.

What do you think of healthier pasta recipes like this one? Let us know in the comments below!

If you liked this recipe, then be sure to try one of these ones next: Scallops With Smoked Sea Salt Recipe, Pan Fried Scallops Recipe, and Scallops WIth Roasted Tomatoes Recipe.

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