This very delicious scallops with arugula, lentils, and butter beans recipe is a savory spring dish. You can substitute any large, cooked bean for the butter beans.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss scallops, olive oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until scallops are completely coated.

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  • Heat a nonstick skillet over high heat. Cook scallops in hot skillet until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium and transfer scallops to a bowl.

  • Cook and stir garlic in the same skillet until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add butter beans, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning; cook and stir until beans are slightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir cooked lentils and arugula into skillet; cook and stir until arugula begins to wilt, about 30 seconds.

  • Pour any accumulated scallop juices from the bowl over arugula; stir scallops into lentil mixture and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 39.5g; carbohydrates 32.8g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 68.5mg; sodium 631.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2019
I made a vegetarian version of this, with tofu instead of scallops. I mean you don't get that feeling of luxury from eating scallops, but my way was cheaper and tasted great to me. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2016
Too pasty. Not the type of recipe that i will cook again and again. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2019
I made a vegetarian version of this, with tofu instead of scallops. I mean you don't get that feeling of luxury from eating scallops, but my way was cheaper and tasted great to me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2020
Made this several times. Easy to make and delicious. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2016
Too pasty. Not the type of recipe that i will cook again and again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2015
too pasty with the butter beans and lentils. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2018
Yes a good meal Read More