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Seared Scallops With Grapefruit-Avocado Salad

Per Serving

Seared Scallops With Grapefruit-Avocado Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 3 oz scallops, 1 cup salad
Calories 220
Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 1.9 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 8 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 420 mg
Potassium 600 mg
Protein 13 g
Phosphorus 270 mg
Choices: Fruit 0.5, Nonstarchy Vegetable 1, Lean Protein 2, Fat 2
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 3 oz scallops, 1 cup salad
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Salad
1 large pink grapefruit
1 Tbsp. minced fresh chives
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. honey
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 small avocado
2 scallions, minced
Scallops
12 oz. large sea scallops
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp. olive oil

4generous cups fresh spinach leaves, tough stems removed

Directions

  1. Grate 1/2 tsp grapefruit zest from the grapefruit, avoiding the white pith. Add the zest to a small bowl and set aside for the dressing. Peel the grapefruit; discard peel. Cut the grapefruit into quarters and cut three of the quarters into sections, removing any seeds. Add the sections to a large bowl and set aside.
  2. For the dressing, squeeze the juice from the remaining 1/4 of the grapefruit, removing any seeds. Add the juice to the bowl with the grapefruit zest. Add the chives, then whisk in the 2 Tbsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of honey, 1/4 tsp of salt, and 1/4 tsp of pepper. Set the dressing aside.
  3. Peel and pit the avocado and cut it into thin slices. Add the avocado to the large bowl of grapefruit sections. Add the scallions and toss.
  4. Prepare the scallops. Sprinkle the scallops with the salt and pepper. Heat the 2 tsp of olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add the scallops and sear on one side for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the scallops and sear for another 1 to 2 minutes, until cooked through.
  5. To assemble: Add the spinach to a mixing bowl. Add half of the grapefruit dressing to the spinach and toss well. Plate the spinach on individual dishes. Add the remaining dressing to the grapefruit-avocado mixture and toss well. Top the spinach with the grapefruit-avocado mixture and the seared scallops.
 
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