These 25 best side dishes for scallops will help you to make a complete meal out of tender scallops making this seafood delicacy a satisfying experience for your whole family. Never wonder what to serve with scallops again.
Scallops are delicate, buttery and have a smooth creamy texture. The flavor of scallops is simple yet satisfying and they are so versatile because they pair well with almost any seasonings or side dishes.
Serve scallops with french fries for a low key meal or add pasta with a creamy sauce and a salad for something a little fancier. From mashed potatoes to roasted vegetables, scallops can be served with almost anything.
Scallops are light and delicate and taste amazing but they aren't overly filling. Pan Seared Scallops with Brown Butter Sauce, Asian Scallops with Spinach, andLemon Butter Air Fryer Scallops are three of my favorite ways to prepare this delicacy but they need a side dish or two to make them a full meal.
Below you will find 25 of the best side dishes for cooked scallops. Bookmark this post so you never have to wonder what to serve with scallops again.
Potato Side Dishes
These Oven Roasted Baby Potatoes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Coated with olive oil and herbs then slow roasted in the oven, they make a fantastic side dish. Their mild flavor makes them a perfect side to serve with scallops.
Seafood and baked potatoes go hand in hand. These simple baked potatoes are crispy on the outside and perfectly fluffy on the inside. Topped with simple salt or a dallop of sour cream, it's a great way to make an easy dinner.
Three ingredient baked sweet potatoes are a fun twist on the standard baked potato. The nutty flavors really compliment fresh scallops.
This flavorful Italian Roasted Potato Salad is quick and easy to make with fresh ingredients and it's made without mayonnaise. This warm potato salad makes the perfect side dish to accompany simple seared scallops.
Salad and Vegetable Side Dishes
Crispy cauliflower florets are seasoned and roasted to perfection in the air fryer in less than 20 minutes. Air fried cauliflower is nutty and flavorful, and it's the perfect low-carb, diet-friendly side dish.
Cauliflower especially pairs well with scallops that have been topped with lemon juice or a creamy lemon sauce for a main course that is light and healthy.
Pan roasting vegetables is so easy and the method works with all of your favorite vegetables so you can customize it based on what you have on hand. From bell peppers to green beans, asparagus spears, Brussels sprouts or butternut squash, fresh vegetables turn out tender, flavorful and have a nutty, sweet flavor for a healthy meal.
When I don't know what to serve with scallop, roasted vegetables is always my go-to side dish.
Take fresh roasted asparagus to a whole new level when you top it with a crispy and golden panko and parmesan crust. This tasty side dish cooks fast and is healthy to boot.
This mesclun salad is a flavorful spring salad mix that's topped with a light vinaigrette, crunchy pecans, dried cranberries and Blue cheese. The bold flavors of this salad pair perfectly with pan-seared scallops and is great for a special occasion dinner.
This salad highlights the best of summer’s bounty: sweet corn, tomatoes and basil. It is dressed with a little olive oil, fresh herbs and black pepper. You can make it a few hours in advance and it's great for serving with your favorite seafood dishes.
This heirloom tomato chick pea salad recipe is my idea of a perfect side dish. This tomato salad is loaded with cherry tomatoes and plenty of protein and fiber to keep you full plus it's healthy, tastse great and looks gorgeous on the plate.
Grain and Pasta Side Dishes
It's so easy to make Instant Pot Quinoa that comes out fluffy and flavorful every time you make it. Pressure cooker quinoa cooks in under 30 minutes and requires only 3 ingredients. A simple yet filling side dish for scallops.
Angel hair pasta with blush sauce is topped with a creamy tomato sauce that's luscious and flavorful. It's simple to make and you can top it with a small portion of large sea scallops to make a delightful meal that's a perfect main dish. For a special occasion, I also serve this fancy meal with a glass of white wine.
This Vegetarian Penne Pasta Recipe is super easy to make and filled with veggies that are good for you. Top it with parmesan cheese and serve with buttery scallops or your favorite seafood.
Simple and versatile, Instant Pot long grain white rice is fluffy and delicious. Get perfect cooked rice in just minutes to serve as a side dish with your favorite recipes or to use as the base for Scallop Fried Rice using bay scallops.
More Side Dishes
- Italian Eggplant Relish
- Crispy Oven Fried Zucchini Chips
- Savory Cauliflower Flan
- Warm Brussel Sprouts Slaw
- Sweet Dinner Rolls from Grumpy's Honeybunch
- Kalamata Olive Bread from Restless Chipotle
- Homemade Tarter Sauce
- Parmesan Risotto from Juggling Act Mama
- Middle Eastern Flatbread from Amira's Pantry
- Fall Harvest Salad from Bowl Me Over
- Broccoli Crunch Salad from Swirls of Flavor
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