Scallops are a great source of protein, selenium, phosphorus, and vitamin B12 (and zinc, iron, omega-3 fatty acids, copper, magnesium, potassium, and calcium).
Fire up up the grill!
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
- 12 large sea scallops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1 English cucumber, halved lengthwise
- Cooking spray
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 4 cups torn romaine lettuce
- 3 cups (1-inch) cubed seedless watermelon
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
- 1/2 peeled avocado, cut into 8 slices
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt over scallops and cucumber. Arrange in a single layer on a grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 3 minutes on each side or until scallops are done and cucumber is well marked. Remove from heat; cut cucumber into 1/4-inch slices.
- Combine remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, juice, and oil in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add cucumber, lettuce, watermelon, and mint; toss gently to coat. Divide the watermelon mixture evenly among 4 plates. Top each serving with 3 scallops and 2 avocado slices. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
- Sustainable Choice: All scallops, whether farmed, diver-caught, or wild-caught, are great options.
Nutritional Information (Makes 4 servings)
- Calories: 263
- Fat: 7.5g
- Protein: 31.4g
- Carbohydrate: 18.6g
- Fiber: 3.7g
- Sodium: 501mg