Jan 19, 2009

Pan Seared Scallops with Baby Greens and Citrus Mojo Vinaigrette

Caramelized scallops combined with sweet citrus and peppery arugula in a garlic citrus vinaigrette, yum! This is my new favorite salad. Scallops are low in points and this salad is simple to make and elegant enough to impress guests. This is great quick lunch or can be served as a first course. You can easily double this recipe.


 Pan Seared Scallops with Baby Greens and Citrus Mojo Vinaigrette
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 2 Points +: 6 pts • Smart Points: 8
Calories: 246.7 • Fat: 9.7 g Carb: 20.2 g Fiber: 5.0 g Protein: 22.1 g  

  • 1/2 lb (8 oz) sea scallops
  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 navel orange
  • 1 small clove garlic, crushed
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups mixed baby greens
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 tbsp red onion, chopped
Citrus Mojo Vinaigrette:
In a small bowl whisk olive oil, juice from half lemon, juice from 1/4 of the orange, crushed garlic, salt and pepper.

Peel the remaining orange and chop into small chunks. Arrange mixed greens and arugula in the center of a plate or platter. Top with red onion.

Wash scallops and pat dry with a paper towel. Season with salt. Heat a medium size pan on a high flame. When pan is hot, melt butter and place scallops in the pan. Sear without touching them for a few minutes until the bottom forms a nice caramel colored crust. Turn over and cook about another minute while their centers are still slightly translucent (you can check this by viewing them from the side). Be careful not to overcook. Remove from the pan and arrange around the greens. Arrange oranges on the plate and drizzle with vinaigrette.


  1. Sounds fabulous!!!! Making my mouth water too.

  2. LOVE it! Great recipe Gina :)

  3. Made this as a side dish tonight with my chicken and baked potato. Couldn't wait. I skipped the onion and only used mixed baby greens but it was delish! Hubby liked it too!


  4. Gina, can you please update these with the points plus value? Thanks!

  5. You're the best! Thank you for posting so quickly!

  6. I made this tonight and it was delish!!!!

  7. I this for dinner tonight and it was amazing! Going to be a regular for me!

  8. Yummmmmm!! I added craisins, walnuts, and grated Parmesan, and it was delicious!!

  9. Oh My! My boyfriend and I absolutely LOVED this recipe! What I loved most about it was that it was SIMPLE but, yet LIGHT and FILLING to top it all off. This is a make again. I did not know if, I would like the oranges with the salad but, it was such a wonderful taste together!


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