Must-Have Scallop and Avocado Salad

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Here is a summertime recipe that I enjoy making, either with fresh shrimp or scallops. The reason that I like this recipe is because it’s a quick and nutritious way to prepare a summertime lunch or dinner meal.

Scallops are a very good source of high-quality protein, essential fatty acids, and trace minerals like selenium. This recipe also has various types of vegetables, garlic, and herbs that contain various phytochemicals that are important for cardiovascular health. Adding avocado and extra virgin olive oil to this healthy salad provides a great source of omega-9 fats, which are also important to lower cholesterol, inflammation, and blood clotting.

This is a salad that can be served with your favorite whole grain or fresh fruit, and can also be marinated for 30–60 minutes before serving.

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Sizzling Scallop and Avocado Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of cooked, chilled scallops
  • 1 Medium sized tomato
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 Large clove of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Large avocado cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon Chopped mint
  • 2 teaspoons Chopped sesame seeds
  • Dash of sea salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Small head of romaine lettuce

Directions

In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together and serve on a bed of shredded romaine lettuce.