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Special Scallops Salads Recipe

Special Scallops Salads Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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