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Pasta with Scallops, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

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1 pound dry fettuccine pasta
1 pound bay scallops
4 plum tomatoes, chopped
2 zucchinis, diced
¼ cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
½ tsp salt

Nutritional information

750.16 g
74.24 g
104.66 g
1502 mg
9 mg

Pasta with Scallops, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

  • Non Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy



Delicious, healthy, and super easy to cook, pasta with scallops, zucchini, and tomatoes has to be the favorite summer meal of kids and adults alike. Best way to eat zucchinis, as not many like how it tastes on a salad or as a sautéed vegetable. With creaminess from cheese, heat from pepper and acidity from the tomatoes, this dish is all-around fabulous! With a handful of ingredients, just spend a few minutes and rustle up this pasta in under 20 minutes!

Health benefits

The combination of scallops, zucchini, and tomatoes with pasta gives a major protein punch. Proteins are required for the muscle development in the body. Additionally, scallops are a good source of vitamin B12 which helps in cardiovascular health!

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How to make Pasta with Scallops, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

  • Add water to a large pot and add some salt. Heat the water.
  • Add pasta in the boiling salted water and cook until al dente i.e. firm to the bite.
  • Drain the water from the pot and keep the cooked pasta aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add garlic and cook until it is tender.
  • Add the zucchini, red pepper flakes, and salt. Sauté for about 10 minutes.
  • Add bay scallops, chopped tomatoes, and fresh basil. Simmer for 5 minutes or wait until the scallops are opaque.
  • Add the drained pasta, toss, and simmer for a few minutes.
  • Serve with grated parmesan cheese.


  • Pasta is one of the most accessible foods around the world and perhaps the most popular too.
  • The word ‘pasta’ in Italian means ‘paste’. Traditionally, pasta is Italian but its history is so ancient it is almost impossible to say who invented the dish first.
  • From Central Asia to western Asia, then Europe and America, this comfort food has traveled worldwide and won the hearts of people.
  • Today, nearly every country in the world has its own unique version of this famous, tempting, and inexpensive staple, pasta.
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