Baked Citrus Scallops

Quick, easy, and delicious, this recipe will satisfy your tastebuds.


By Abby Land


Sometimes a healthy dinner isn’t about cooking something fancy… Sometimes it is just about buying the right ingredients to throw together. That is what this is, not so much a recipe, but an idea for a very quick and easy meal that is healthy too! 

Purchase 6 large scallops (about half a pound/8 ounces) and a container of citrus salsa. I love the pineapple/mango salsa from Whole Foods because it is so fresh and chunky (more like a pico than a salsa).

However, if there is no Whole Foods near you don’t fret, investigate the salsa aisle for some delicious pineapple or mango salsa and go with whatever you think looks yummy.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray bottom of pan so scallops don’t stick.
  • Place scallops in pan.
  • Pour 8 oz. pineapple/mango salsa on top.
  • Bake scallops about 20 minutes or until the translucent color begins to turn white.
  • Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

I split the Baked Citrus Scallops into two servings each with three scallops. With a nice side dish, probably some veggies, this would be a great full meal. For the three large Baked Citrus Scallops with the salsa topper it is only 173 calories. Quick, easy, and healthy – my favorite type of food.

What is your favorite way to prepare or eat scallops?

Abby is a teacher, blogger, social media influencer, runner, and so much more that it would make your head spin. She is an RRCA certified running coach and a social media/blogging coach as well. Abby teaches people to work smarter, not harder, so they don't end up BackatSquareZero.

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