Grilled scallop salad

This is another salad recipe that I adapted from my newest cookbook.  So far I’ve made 3 things adapted from this book and all have been winners.  This one needs a little more tweaking to get it just right but we are well on the way.  Here is what I did tonight:

Grilled scallop salad

  • Romaine lettuce, washed and dried
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 3 TB mint leaves, torn
  • 1 seedless cucumber, washed and cut in half lengthwise and brushed with olive oil
  • 3 scallops per person, brushed with olive oil
  • 1 avocado, pitted and sliced

Whisk together olive oil, lime juice and mint leaves.  Toss with romaine lettuce in a large bowl.  Grill the cucumber and scallops on a grill pan over the stove, about 3 minutes per side.  Chop cucumber and add to lettuce mixture.

Divide lettuce mixture between plates.  Top with sliced avocado and seared scallops.   The finished product:

Salad with grilled scallops

Salad with grilled scallops

My husband liked the salad and loved the scallops but felt there was way too much cucumber.  The cucumber added a nice crunch but a whole one overwhelmed it.  The avocado was great.  We’re trying to think of what else would be good to add – open to suggestions!  We’re thinking of something red.



About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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