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Special Scallops Salads Recipe
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Special Scallops Salads Recipe

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What an easy way to fix a special and delicious meal. The balsamic, tarragon and honey blend beautifully. —Mary E. Relyea, Canastota, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds sea scallops
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced chives
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 package (5 ounces) spring mix salad greens
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 278 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 482 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle scallops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, saute scallops in 2 tablespoons oil until firm and opaque. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, combine the chives, vinegar, garlic, tarragon, honey, mustard and remaining oil. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 30 seconds or until slightly thickened.
  2. Divide salad greens among four plates; top with carrots, tomato and scallops. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Special Scallops Salads in Simple & Delicious June/July 2010, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 278 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 482 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

I really enjoyed this. My husband didn't like it as much as I did, but thought the salad went really well with the scallops.

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Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

This recipe was absolutely delicious. The flavors blended beautifully. Sea scallops were just too expensive, so I used precooked shrimp, which I had in the freezer. I prepared the ingredients for the sauce early in the day and cooked it per the recipe, adding the shrimp just long enough to heat through, and served it as a complete meal with french bread on a 100+ degree afternoon.

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2010

This recipe was so delicious! I love that you could serve it as an appetizer or increase the recipe and serve it as a meal.

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