Great starter for an elegant dinner party or a main course. Works well with many different dressings, but I prefer the balsamic. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Dressing:
Salad:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Beat 3/4 cup olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until smooth.

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  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear scallops and asparagus in hot oil until caramelizing, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  • Put spinach in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle dressing over spinach and toss to coat; top with scallops and asparagus.

Cook's Note:

You can use whatever greens you prefer for the salad.

Nutrition Facts

503 calories; protein 18.9g 38% DV; carbohydrates 12.3g 4% DV; fat 43.9g 68% DV; cholesterol 34.2mg 11% DV; sodium 517.3mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2015
This was really good. I cooked the asparagus separately for about 10 minutes with some organic butter and minced garlic. Once the asparagus was done I cooked the scallops in the same pan with a little more butter. They came out perfectly. I used a baby spinach and arugula blend and it was great! Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2015
This was really good. I cooked the asparagus separately for about 10 minutes with some organic butter and minced garlic. Once the asparagus was done I cooked the scallops in the same pan with a little more butter. They came out perfectly. I used a baby spinach and arugula blend and it was great! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2015
There is a lot to be said for great food prepared simply. This is an uncomplicated recipe. It relies solely upon the quality of the oil and vinegar and the freshness of the scallops and the veggies. I can pronounce every ingredient and appreciate every one of them. We did not require all of the vinaigrette but other than using less of it I followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for the idea! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2016
This dish is fantastic. I was a little nervous since this was my first time cooking scallops however I followed the recipe exactly and it far exceeded my expectations! My husband actually told me it was one of the best things I've ever cooked for him and was raving about it all evening! This recipe is simple and delicious as is yet leaves room for experimentation if desired. Love it and will be making again and again!!! Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2019
Didn't change recipe a bit it's perfect the way it is. Defiantly one of our new favorites yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2016
Very unique idea but tasty and a nice change. I added some mushrooms in with the spinach and cooked the asparagus a bit before adding the scallops. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2019
This was very good and quick to put together. This is a keeper. Read More
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