Grilled Scallops

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
grilled scallops on a plate

As you fire up the grill outside, the air is immediately filled with an irresistible aroma that signals something extraordinary is about to grace your dinner table – Grilled Scallops bathed in a sublime dressing that’s simply irresistible.

Picture this: the delicate sweetness of fresh scallops, kissed by the smoky char of the grill, paired with a vibrant blend of olive oil, zesty lemon juice, a touch of honey, a sprinkle of assertive black pepper, and the pungent kick of garlic.

This recipe traces its roots back to the sun-kissed coasts of the Mediterranean, where seafood is not just a staple, but a way of life. The secret lies in its simplicity – quality ingredients that harmonize in a symphony of flavors, allowing the fresh, succulent scallops to truly shine. Each bite is a celebration, a burst of sweet and smoky notes playing on your palate, leaving you craving for more.

Visualize the golden-brown crust of the perfectly grilled scallops, their insides tender and juicy. The vibrant dressing, a glossy blend of honey, olive oil and lemon juice, trickles down, seeping into every nook, enhancing the natural sweetness of the scallops. Specks of black pepper and minced garlic add a delicate crunch, a surprise in every mouthful.

And just when you think this meal can’t get any better, imagine a final flourish of garnish. Fresh parsley is the perfect finishing touch that will make this dish truly unforgettable.

Are you ready to dive into this culinary adventure? Read on, as we unravel the secrets to creating this masterpiece in your very own backyard!

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 167

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels


  • 1 lb. sea scallops
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish


  1. Pat scallops dry.
  2. Combine olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, honey and pepper. Toss scallops in the mixture.
  3. Preheat grill and grease grill grates with a bit of oil or spray.
  4. Grill scallops 2-3 minutes per side, until just opaque.
  5. Garnish with parsley.
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