Bay Scallop Salad with Grapefruit



Serving size

about 2 cups
30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and makes good leftovers. Serve with a 2-ounce whole grain or gluten-free whole grain roll.

Bay Scallop Salad with Grapefruit


1 tsp. Olive oil
8 ounce bay scallops
1 Small Shallots, raw (minced)
1/4 medium Red bell peppers (diced)
1 Medium stalk Celery, raw (diced)
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper
1 Tbsp. Olive oil
2 tsp. Coarse ground mustard
2 ounces Almonds (whole, raw)
1 1/2 fruit White grapefruit (peeled and cut into sections)
4 leaf outer Romaine lettuce


Place the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot add the scallops. Cook for about 5 - 7 minutes until just firm. Remove to a paper towel.

Place the scallops in a large bowl with the shallot, red bell pepper, celery, salt, pepper, olive oil and mustard. Chill.

Place the almonds in a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Shake frequently while the almonds brown. Don't let the almonds get overly brown. Let the almonds cool.

To assemble the salad, place the leaves of romaine on a plate and top with the scallop salad. Top with the grapefruit and almonds. Serve with a 2-ounce whole grain or gluten-free whole grain roll.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Serve with gluten-free roll.


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

This fresh and bright salad was inspired by my trip to Spain. The food there was so fresh, light and simple. I found just this sort of balance of flavors – sweet, nutty, salty, umami, spicy and a bit tart all in one dish. The fruitiness and texture of the olive oil brings it all together.

This recipe would work well with almost any fish or shellfish. Use seared tuna or salmon, shrimp or even mussels.

"Life is like a grapefruit. Well, it's sort of orangy-yellow and dimpled on the outside, wet and squidgy in the middle. It's got pips inside, too. Oh, and some people have a half a one for breakfast."

Douglas Adams, Author