😋I have a light & delicious lower-carb dinner recipe for you today.
Scallops give any meal a special occasion vibe and the fun fact is that they take only a few minutes to sear.
This dish comes together even faster because it uses a packaged slaw mix.
👉If you want a heartier meal, serve it with a side of rice or roasted sweet potatoes.
Seared Scallops with Green Goddess Slaw
(makes 4 servings)
- 1 avocado, peeled and seed removed
- 1 cup (170 g) low-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 large lemon, juiced
- ½ cup (15 g) chopped fresh parsley
- Pinch of sea salt
- 16 oz. (455 g) bag of broccoli or veggie slaw mix
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb (455 g) sea scallops, patted dry
- Freshly ground pepper
Make the dressing: In a blender, combine the avocado, yogurt, lemon juice, parsley, and a pinch of salt. Cover tightly and blend until smooth. If you want a thinner dressing, add a small amount of water, ½ tsp at a time.
Prepare the slaw: Place the slaw mix in a large salad bowl and pour the avocado mixture over it, tossing to coat.
Sear the scallops: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the scallops in the pan and cook for about 1-2 minutes per side (until browned). Remove from the heat, and sprinkle with pepper and additional salt if desired.
Place on a serving plate with the slaw. Enjoy!