Diabetic Dish of the Week – Pesto Pasta with Scallops

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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Pesto Pasta with Scallops. This one is made using Whole Wheat Rotini, Olive Oil, Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes, Black Pepper, Large Sea Scallops, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Salt, Pesto, Fat Free Sour Cream, Red Pepper Flakes, and Basil. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pesto Pasta with Scallops
One bite of this high-fiber pasta salad will transport you straight to the Mediterranean coast!

8 ounces whole wheat rotini or other curly whole wheat pasta
5 1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
12 ounces asparagus (about 20 asparagus), cut into 2-inch-pieces
8 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved (about 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
12 ounces large sea scallops
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons prepared pesto
3 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
Fresh basil for garnish

Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: about 1 to 1 1/4 cups

1 – Prepare pasta according to package directions, omitting any salt or fat. Set aside and keep warm.

2 – Meanwhile, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Cook asparagus 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Toss in tomatoes and turn heat to low. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, cover and continue cooking about 5 additional minutes. (Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.) Add asparagus and tomatoes to pasta and keep warm.

3 – Toss scallops with 1 teaspoon oil, lemon juice, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in large bowl. (Do not marinate.)

4 – In same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add scallops and sprinkle with salt. Cook about 3 minutes per side until scallops are opaque.

5 – Combine pesto and sour cream in small bowl; add to vegetable and pasta mixture, mix well. Add red pepper flakes, if desired. Arrange scallops on top and garnish with fresh basil.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 314 calories, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 17 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 19 mg, Sodium: 383 mg, Fiber: 5 g

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