Scallop Mango salad

Hubby and I want to start eating more salads as entrees. I saw this in a recent copy of Cooking Light and thought we’d give it a try. Neither of us had ever cooked with sea scallops before, but they are really easy to cook.

This was a great salad but needed a little something more. Perhaps if we had mango chutney that would have provided what was missing (we used a sliced mango instead). Also, this salad will not keep well, so next time we’ll make 1/2 the recipe for just the 2 of us.

Caribbean Grilled Scallop Salad (from Cooking Light) – Serves 412 large sea scallops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2 tsp fish rub, divided
cooking spray
5 (1/2 inch) slices fresh pineapple
4 cups gourmet salad greens or mixed salad greens
4 cups torn Boston lettuce (about 2 small heads)
1/3 cup diced peeled avocado
2 Tbsp mango chutney – we didn’t have any chutney, so we just diced a mango
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp olive oil

Prepare grill to high heat.

Pat scallops dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tsp fish rub evenly over scallops. Coat scallops with cooking spray. Place scallops on grill rack; grill 3 minutes on each side or until done.

Remove scallops. Add pineapple to grill rack; grill 2 minutes on each side. Remove pineapple from grill; chop pineapple.

Combine salad greens, lettuce, pineapple, and avocado in a large bowl.

Chop large pieces of chutney. Combine chutney, lime juice, olive oil, and remaining 1/2 tsp fish rub in a small bowl. Add dressing to salad, and toss well. Place 1 1/2 cups salad into each of 4 bowls. Arrange 3 scallops over each salad.

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6 Responses to “Grilled Caesar Salad”

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    Jennifer — May 24, 2013 at 7:29 am

    This was done on the Next Food Network Star last year. I thought it was really cool and interesting!

    • beantownbaker — May 24th, 2013 @ 9:33 am

      I’ve had grilled Caesar at a restaurant before. It’s definitely interesting and a unique dish to serve at a cookout!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — May 24, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I love grilled romaine! This looks delicious!

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    Shannon — May 24, 2013 at 10:25 am

    what a perfect use for your dressing!!

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    Paula — May 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    These look wonderful. I love Caesar Salad but have never done it on the grill. What a tempting idea. My husband loves his Weber and he’s been grilling on the same one for 15 years now…still working/grilling like a charm. Enjoy yours.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 28, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    This looks wonderful! The husband and I just recently got a grill, yay! I can’t wait to try this out 🙂

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