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A close up of a bacon wrapped scallop with red pepper relish.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Pepper Relish (Whole30)

  • Author: Cate & Co. Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Seafood
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


These Whole30 Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Sweet Pepper Relish make a delicious and easy appetizer or main dish! They are perfect for a healthy date night or a great addition to a get together with friends. The pepper relish provides and sweet and spicy flavor to the already delicious bacon wrapped scallops!


  • 1 lb Scallops, Approx 12
  • 6 Slices Bacon, cut in half lengthwise
  • 12 Toothpicks
  • Parsley, chopped for garnishing

For Pepper Relish

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped with stem and seeds removed
  • 68 large pitted dates
  • 46 jalapeƱos, stems and seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Water


For Pepper Relish

  1. Add all relish ingredients to a sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium high heat.
  2. Allow to simmer until dates and pepper are soft, about 10 minutes.
  3. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until very finely minced.

For Bacon Scallops

  1. Pat scallops dry.
  2. Wrap each scallop in one piece of bacon, securing with a toothpick.
  3. Place bacon wrapped scallops on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes at 425F.
  4. Remove scallops from oven and top each scallop with 1 tbsp of pepper relish.
  5. Return pan to oven and broil for 3-5 minutes until bacon is crisped and scallops are opaque and cooked thoroughly to 145F.
  6. Remove from oven and enjoy!


Ensure scallops are fully thawed prior to cooking. This prevents them from releasing too much moisture during cooking.

Do not overcook scallops. This leads to a chewy texture. Scallops will be opaque when fully cooked.

Keywords: Appetizer, Scallops, Whole30, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Pepper Relish