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pasta salad with scallops

Recipe by
Lynette !
Gulf Breeze, FL

In the hot summer months here in Florida, I am always looking for something cold to serve! This recipe fits the bill, but is still filling.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pasta salad with scallops

  • 10 oz
    bay scallops
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 6 oz
    small shell macaroni, uncooked
  • 11 oz
    can mandarin oranges
  • 1 c
    garbanzo beans (canned)
  • 6 oz
    package frozen snow pea pods, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp
    green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c
    white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    grated orange rind
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 dash
    ground red pepper
  • 1/3 c
    sunflower kernels, toasted
  • lettuce leaves

How To Make pasta salad with scallops

  • 1
    Sautte scallops in butter in a large skillet over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until the scallops are opaque. Drain and set aside.
  • 2
    Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions. Drain. Rinse with cold water, and drain well.
  • 3
    Combine the reserved scallops, macaroni, oranges, garbanzo beans, snow peas, and green onions in a large bowl.
  • 4
    Combine the oil and the next 5 ingredients in a glass jar. Shake well until combined. Pour the dressing over the macaroni mixture. Toss gently.
  • 5
    Cover and chill. Serve on lettuce leaves. Sprinkle with the sunflower kernels.

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