Scallops are a delicious seafood that can be enjoyed in a wide variety of ways, with all sorts of dishes and sauces.
They have a subtly sweet and buttery taste, which is unique and can’t be found anywhere else, making scallops a particularly popular seafood. However, can followers of the low-carb keto diet enjoy scallop meals?
Thankfully, they can!
While not as low in carbs as some other seafoods and meats, scallops are still relatively low in carbs, and they can be used in a range of delicious dishes if keto followers are careful to track the carb content.
In our delicious guide below, we’ve got the 15 best keto scallop recipes to try today (see also “Paleo Bagels Recipes“)! You’ll find all kinds of different scallop dishes to enjoy on your low-carb keto diet, and many of them will end up being future favorite dishes.
15 Best Keto Scallop Recipes To Try Today
We’re beginning our list with this delicious and simple recipe for keto-friendly seared scallops with some healthy creamed spinach.
The dish is low in carbs and full of flavor, thanks to a wide variety of ingredients and plenty of seasoning on the scallops.
However, despite the range of ingredients, it should still only take you 15 minutes to prepare and then 20 minutes to cook. Easy!
To give them extra flavor, the scallops are seasoned with salt and pepper, as well as ground fennel for a sweet and slightly licorice-like edge.
Alternatively, you can season them with paprika instead, if you want a spicier flavor to them.
Our next pick is this recipe for keto-friendly scallops, which drizzles the tasty seared seafood in a mouth watering garlic and lemon sauce.
The sauce is easy to make, and one that you’re sure to use for other dishes later on, and the citrus tanginess of the lemon goes really well with the scallops.
The recipe, which is low in carbs, uses fresh trimmed scallops, which you then sear when cooking. By searing them, it helps to bring out their natural sweetness more than regular cooking would!
As you can tell, garlic goes really well with scallops, because it’s used for the sauce in this keto-friendly recipe too! In fact, this sauce uses a hint of lemon zest like the previous one, too.
However, where this low-carb dish stands out from the previous one is in its other ingredients.
For example, you need to add 4 cheese blend and hot sauce into the mix at one point, both of which bring spectacular new flavors to the scallops and sauce.
The cheese brings a cheesiness that really complements the seafood, while the hot sauce gives the dish an edge of spiciness.
Another great way to enjoy your scallops in a low-carb, keto-friendly way is by serving them with a delicious herb butter. It may be simple, but it’s packed with flavor, and totally easy to make!
The herb butter is stirred together first in a bowl, using fresh parsley, garlic cloves, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and butter.
The scallops are then briefly browned, before being covered in the herb butter and baked properly.
What’s better than seafood? Seafood wrapped in delicious, rich meat!
This next recipe gives you bacon-wrapped scallops, with crispy outsides and tender insides, and the meal is low in carbs and perfectly fine for followers of the keto diet. Even better, it’s very easy to make!
Besides the scallops and the bacon, you’ll need balsamic vinegar, Thai chili garlic sauce (giving the seafood and meat a spicy kick!), avocado oil, and a keto-friendly ketchup.
Ketchup is very high in sugar, which would break the keto diet, so it’s important that you get a specially keto-friendly ketchup.
A fantastic meal that’s packed with flavors, this keto-friendly cauliflower risotto with scallops and frisée is a great dish to cook for the whole family.
Risotto can often be high in carbs, but with this recipe you get all its creaminess and richness in a low-carb form that follows the keto diet. On top of that, you get delicate scallops and healthy frisée lettuce.
The rice of the risotto is bursting with taste, with cauliflower flavoring, meaty chicken stock, and Parmesan adding a hint of cheesiness to it. It all ends up in a risotto that couldn’t be creamier, and it’s easy to make too.
Full of succulent seafood and plenty of spiciness, this next keto-friendly scallop recipe is such a treat to have, and you can prepare it in just 15 minutes. It’s low in carbs, too, and nutritious.
You get two doses of healthy seafood in this dish, with scallops and prawns (shrimps). These two foods go really well together, and they’re seasoned with all kinds of ingredients to bring out their flavor even more.
Meanwhile, the chili spiciness comes from either fresh red chili or dried chili flakes.
Now here’s an elegant meal! Our next pick for a keto-friendly scallop recipe is this fantastic dish of seared scallops covered in a Dijon wine sauce.
Low in carbs and easy to make, this meal is perfect to throw together any evening.
For the Dijon wine sauce, it primarily uses dry white wine and Dijon mustard. The white wine gives it a crispness, while the mustard gives it a sweet tanginess. Heavy cream is also added to the sauce to make it super creamy!
Totally easy to make, taking a total of just 13 minutes and using your air fryer, this next keto-friendly scallops recipe gives the delicious seafood a strong spicy edge that really brings the best out of its flavors.
You can enjoy these on their own or serve them in a wrap or a salad.
The spiciness for the scallops comes from two sourcesL chili powder and smoked paprika. They both give the seafood a tasty, warm feeling!
Our next keto-friendly scallop recipe will give you baked scallops in no time, taking a total of just 35 minutes. Better yet, it has a low-carb crispy topping that’s perfect for the keto diet, and the topping is free of gluten too.
The topping is a mixture of butter and cheese, along with a range of other ingredients. However, it also uses crushed pork rind, whose meatiness goes well with the seafood.
Additionally, you’ll need a jalapeno to give the mixture a spicy kick.
Another keto-friendly dish that wraps crispy, rich bacon around your scallops, in a brilliant blend of seafood and meat, this recipe includes a spicy mayo sauce that you’ll be using again and again for future meals.
The spicy mayo couldn’t be easier, too, because it’s simply a case of mixing avocado mayo with sriracha in a bowl.
Continuing the mouth watering trend of keto-friendly bacon-wrapped scallops, this recipe adds a hot BBQ sauce into the mix. It’s a dish that’s low in carbs and high in flavor, and one you’ll be delighted you made.
The BBQ sauce, which is really more of a paste, couldn’t be easier to make. All you’ll need is some coconut sugar, extra virgin olive oil, and a couple of teaspoons of smoked paprika.
Naturally, it’s the smoked paprika which gives it the classic smoky flavor you want from BBQ sauce, as well as the edge of strong spiciness.
Another great recipe that combines scallops and shrimp for a double dose of delicious seafood, this keto-friendly meal covers the two in a garlic and tomato butter sauce that’s equally mouth watering.
The meal is easy to make and serves well with some cauliflower rice.
The sauce begins with the tomatoes, which are softened by cooking. Garlic is then added to the mix, along with lemon juice and lemon zest, and some other ingredients.
Everyone loves a good curry, and this keto-friendly Thai scallop curry is sure to delight even the fussiest eater. Low in carbs and quick to make, there are few better dinners than this.
Curry powder brings the spice to this dish, but cayenne pepper and fresh ginger also add extra spice and warmth.
We’re finishing our list with this simple, yet brilliantly tasty, keto-friendly recipe for seared scallops and crunchy asparagus.
Even better, the dish includes a creamy white wine butter sauce that adds so much to it, with its silky texture and sharp, sweet white wine taste.
Scallops are relatively low in calories, making them great for the low-carb keto diet. Find the best keto scallop recipes here!
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