Air Fryer, Scallops with Garlic Pesto Sauce

A really easy dish to make, and it is so low in carbs (KETO friendly) and low in calories. My family really enjoyed this. The air fryer here worked as a grill and even gave the scallops a nice char.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto (if doing KETO check sugars)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic


  1. In a small saucepan, mix together the olive oil, salt, pepper, basil pesto, garlic and heavy cream, Simmer for a couple of minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, place the scallops in the air fryer basket or tray, and set the timer for 5 minutes at 320 degrees F. I flipped my scallops after 3 minutes, so both sides would get a nice coloring.

  3. POur the scallops into a small mixing bowl, then pour the sauce over it.

  4. Plate, serve and enjoy!