Scallops are great on their own, but if you want to change it up or if you've never made them at all, they make a lovely salad topper. I normally make my salads with chicken or some kind of fish, but I ordered a ton of scallops and needed to use them up. In addition, the arugula, Brussels sprouts, heart of palm and onions tie it all together nicely. Not only is this salad delicious and packed with clean protein, it's easy to make.
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 1, but just double the ingredients for 2, and so on
Ingredients: 5 large scallops sliced in half 1 T olive oil 1/2 t sea salt 5 Brussels sprouts 1/3 box of arugula 2 stalks heart of palm, sliced 1 1/2 T chopped red onion 1 T olive oil 1 T balsamic vinegar Himalayan sea salt, to taste Ground black pepper, to taste
Prepping & Cooking: Rinse the scallops with water and dry with a paper towel. Slice in half. Heat a pan on medium and add olive oil. After the oil is heated, sauté the scallops (sprinkle the sea salt) for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Steam the Brussels sprouts until they are slightly undercooked.
While the sprouts are cooking, put the arugula on the plate, and top with the heart of palm, and onion. Drizzle with olive oil. After 10 minutes, put the scallops on the plate with the salad. When the sprouts are done, chop each sprout in fours and add to the plate. Top with balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and enjoy!