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Pan Seared Scallops With Mango Black Bean Salsa Recipe (Video)

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I can tell you a hundred times that seafood is not difficult to make at home.

I can try to convince you that it’s actually one of the quickest weeknight meals you can make and that anyone can do it.

I can also make 100 videos trying to show you how.

But the truth is no matter how quick or simple I tell you it is, whether or not you actually try it for yourself comes down to one thing and one thing ONLY…


You need to be open to being the worst ‘seafood-making-cook’ on the block if you’re ever gonna give it a try.

It’s true.

The only way to move through your ‘seafood-cooking-self-doubt’ is to JUST DO IT.

You may find that you hit it out of the ballpark on your first go or you may find yourself throwing it all in the trash and opening up a can of soup (believe me I’ve done both). Either way you will be one step closer to truly learning how to make seafood at home.

In the meantime, watch this video and get inspired.

Then the next time you’re hungry, get in the kitchen and give it a go!  I have a feeling you just may surprise yourself! xo

Pan Seared Scallops With Mango Black Bean Salsa

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 cup mango, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. of chopped cilantro
  • Juice from 1 lime (2tbsp)
  • 1.5 lb. of scallops
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


Mango Black Bean Salsa

In a medium bowl combine mango, garlic, red onion, black beans, jalapenos, red pepper, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.


Pat scallops with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.  Season both sides with salt and pepper.

Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat.  Add scallops (be sure not to crowd the pan), and saute for three to four minutes on each side, depending on the size of your scallops.  You’re looking for the scallops to develop a nice brown, crusty exterior.

Scoop about 1/4 of the salsa in a wide shallow bowl and top with 4-5 scallops.  Enjoy!

Makes 4 servings.

Calories: 237; Total Fat: 4.9g; Saturated Fat: 0.6g; Cholesterol: 56mg; Carbohydrate: 18.1g; Dietary Fiber: 2.2g; Sugars: 7.5g; Protein: 30.4g

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8 comments on “Pan Seared Scallops With Mango Black Bean Salsa Recipe (Video)

  1. Do you think I could do this with shrimp instead?? I don’t like scallops.

  2. Dani, I am totally with you! I don’t quite understand why some people are afraid to cook seafood at home – they are missing out, that’s for sure. Scallops, though a little trickier to master, are so satisfying once you figure them out :)

  3. How many servings does this recipe make? Looks so good! Can’t wait to try it.

  4. Thank you Dani…this recipe was absolutely DELISH! Loved the taste of scallops with coconut oil, sweet mango, lime juice, with a flair of jalapeno to kick it up a notch was by far on of the best meals I have ever made, ate, and amazingly…it’s healthy and so easy to prepare. I have made over a dozen of your recipes, all fantastic, easy, healthy, and chock full of flavor, can’t wait to try more.

  5. Just made this, and it was SOOO tasty!

  6. We had your black bean mango salsa last night. It was so delicious! We served it over pork chops, but probably would be good on anything. So tastey! Thanks!

  7. how many types of scallops are there?

    Is one type better than another?

    How to buy scallops? How to prepare scallops?

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