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The best seared scallop salad recipe.

Seared Scallop Salad

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 salad 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Seared Scallop Salad + Grapefruit and Avocado is a simple, quick meal that is light and healthy!


  • 1 cup mixed greens
  • 45 large sea scallops
  • 12 tablespoons ghee (or substitute with olive oil)
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 grapefruit, sectioned
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Prep scallops: Remove scallops from packaging and pat dry with paper towel or clean dish towel; Ensure they are very dry before cooking.
  2. Sear scallops: Bring cast iron skillet to medium heat, melt ghee, sprinkle scallops with salt, and place scallops in the hot skillet to cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. Prep salad: While scallops are cooking, place greens in bowl along with avocado, grapefruit and onions.
  4. Assemble: As soon scallops are done, assemble the salad in a bowl and place the scallops on top.
  5. Serving: Sprinkle salad with a little bit of salt and use as much or as little olive oil as you would like for your dressing.
  6. Serve immediately.


  • Serving Size: 6oz
  • Calories: 197
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 577.4 mg
  • Fat: 16.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.1 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 17.9 mg