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Seared Scallops with Red Grapefruit Avocado Salad

The addition of scallops turns a traditional grapefruit and avocado salad into an elegant entrée. The flavorful duo of thyme leaves and ginger gives this dish an unexpected, yet perfect pairing of flavors.

20 mins Prep time 8 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
8 mins Cook time
  • Gently toss grapefruit segments and avocado slices in medium bowl. Set aside. Mix vinegar, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, shallot, 1/2 teaspoon of the thyme, 1/8 teaspoon of the salt and pepper in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Set aside.

  • Mix remaining 1 teaspoon thyme, ginger and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in small bowl. Coat scallops evenly on both sides with spice mixture. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add scallops; cook 6 to 8 minutes or until scallops are golden brown, turning once.

  • Divide spinach evenly among 4 serving plates. Top each with scallops and grapefruit mixture. Drizzle each salad with about 1 tablespoon of dressing. Serve immediately.

Cooking tip

Variation: To prepare with shrimp, use 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.

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Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 287Cholesterol: 36mg
  • Sodium: 490mgProtein: 21g
  • Total Fat: 15gFiber: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 17g

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  • cat on 04/24/2014

    I had some scallops to use soon, so started browsing for a recipe, I wanted something more than seared scallops. I found one with grapefruit, which I love, but wasn't a fan of some of the other ingredients. I remembered I also had some spinach to use up so added that to my search. Once I found this, I was happy because I had some softening avocados too. I added a little blip of honey to the dressing and a small crushed garlic after tasting it. And next time I'll make a change in the thyme, the dried was kinda like eating tiny sticks, I use fresh or crush them before using.

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