Sauteed sea scallops, arugula and sweet beet salad is another summer favorite, tossed with goat cheese and a honey vinaigrette – this salad is delicious!
Yield: 4 servings
3.67 from 3 votes

Sea Scallops, Arugula, and Beet Salad

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Sauteed sea scallops, arugula and sweet beet salad is another summer favorite, tossed with goat cheese and a honey vinaigrette – this salad is delicious!

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced shallots
  • 1 1/2 tbsp raw honey

For the salad:

  • 2 cups diced cooked and peeled yellow beets* (recipe follows)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 12 large sea scallops (18 oz)
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 oz baby arugula
  • 8 grape tomatoes (halved)

Instructions

  • Cover the beets with water in a medium pot and bring to a boil.
  • Cover and cook over medium-low heat until tender when pierced with a fork, about 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Peel and dice into small cubes; set aside to cool.
  • Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large nonstick pan on a medium-high heat.
  • When the pan is hot, spray with oil and place scallops in the pan.
  • Sear without touching them until the bottom forms a nice caramel colored crust, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Turn and cook until their centers are still slightly translucent (you can check this by viewing them from the side), about 1 to 2 more minutes, careful not to overcook.
  • Remove from the pan.
  • Make vinaigrette by whisking the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Toss with the arugula.
  • Evenly divide the arugula between four large plates.
  • Top each with 1/2 cup beet, 1 oz goat cheese, tomato and 3 scallops each.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad, Calories: 271kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 494mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 6
Points +: 7