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Citrus Scallop Salad Recipe

Citrus Scallop Salad Recipe

With scallops, pears and citrus fruits, this deliciously different salad is an outstanding first course. It also makes a great luncheon salad.—Sarah Geary, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) spring mix salad greens
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) refrigerated citrus salad
  • 2 medium red pears, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 16 sea scallops
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette

Directions

  • 1. Divide salad greens among eight plates. Drain citrus salad, reserving syrup. Arrange citrus fruit on salads. In a small bowl, combine pear slices and reserved syrup. Using a slotted spoon, remove pears and arrange on salads. Discard syrup.
  • 2. Place flour in a shallow bowl. Roll scallops in flour. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add scallops; cook for 2 minutes on each side or until scallops are firm and opaque. Top each salad with scallops. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 salad equals 224 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 217 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.