Scallops and Pasta Salad

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
Recipe by Annacia

The fat content in this scallops, spinach, and pea pasta salad is minimal because the white wine vinegar and orange dressing is made without any oil. Cook time is chill time.

Top Review by NorthwestGal

This was a great, salad which we had as a light dinner this week. The red peppers added a bit of zing against the other more gentle taste sensations in this recipe. And the orange dressing was smiply delightful and added such a wonderful citrussy zing to the spinach. My only comment would be that the scallops and pasta were too bland and needed something (perhaps a blend of garlic, salt, pepper and basil maybe ?? ). But I love scallops and pasta, so I'll definitely make this salad again! Thanks Annacia.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Dressing:
  2. In a small bowl stir together the orange peel, orange juice, vinegar, pectin, and sugar until smooth.
  3. Cover and chill at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours.
  4. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.
  5. Rinse with cold water; drain again.
  6. Meanwhile, thaw scallops, if frozen.
  7. Cut any large scallops in half.
  8. Bring water to boiling; add scallops.
  9. Return to boiling.
  10. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 to 3 minutes or until scallops are opaque.
  11. Drain.
  12. Rinse under cold running water.
  13. For salad, in a large bowl toss together cooked macaroni, cooked scallops, spinach, peas, onion, celery, and sweet pepper.
  14. Stir dressing; pour over salad.
  15. Toss to coat.
  16. Makes five 2-cup servings.

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