Scallop & Kale Salad with Yogurt Curry Dressing – #FishFridayFoodies

I think it’s about time I share a simple “Any Idiot Can Do It” recipe with y’all. They’re such a nice thing to have around, especially on a week when you’re slammed with over commitments and don’t have a lot of spare time on your hands. Let’s just face facts; not every dinner has to include twenty gazillion ingredients or require the blood, sweat, and tears of a depressed and overworked yak to put together.

For this month’s “Indian Fish Curry” themed #FishFridayFoodies hosted by Sneha of Sneha’s Recipe, I definitely decided simple was the way to go. Forget traditional. Forget the task of combining several different spices to make a unique curry seasoning blend. Forget spending way too much precious time next to a hot stove. Simple, quick, flavorful, and dare I say almost elegant; I chose all of those instead.

This fancy pants appetizer salad will blow the socks off of any dinner guest, make you look like a kitchen goddess, and impress all of those lucky enough to eat it. And if you’re like me, who currently has had a week wherein extra time does not exist, this salad may just become your savior. Although, if you’re also like me, that may mean that you end up eating scallop and yogurt curry dressed kale salad greens for breakfast. Hey, whatever works.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (5.3-oz.) Container Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • Zest and Juice of 1 Lime
  • 2 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Finely Ground Black Pepper
  • 8 Large Sea Scallops
  • Curry Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Bag Kale Mixed Salad Greens

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, lime zest and juice, cilantro, sugar, curry powder, salt, and pepper; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle a little bit of curry powder on both sides of each scallop and use your hands to gently rub the seasoning into the scallops.
  3. Place the olive oil and butter in a large sauté pan over high heat.
  4. When the oil and butter are very hot, carefully place the scallops into the sauté pan.
  5. Cook the scallops for a few minutes on each side until they are golden brown and cooked through completely.
  6. Divide the mixed greens among four plates, drizzle them with salad dressing, add then add two scallops to each plate.

Suggestions:

  • Make the dressing the evening before to give the flavors a chance to better meld together.
  • Dry the scallops off well with several paper towels before rubbing them with curry powder.
  • Garnish each salad with a few additional leaves of fresh cilantro.

Improvements:

  • Some bags of kale mixed salad greens also come with extra toppings such as pepitas, cranberries, or mixed nuts; add these to the salad.
  • Use honey instead of sugar in this recipe. Adjust the amount to taste.
  • Us a Classic Zester/Grater Microplane to zest the lime used in this recipe.
  • This Lime Squeezer makes it easy to juice a lime.

Scallop & Kale Salad with Yogurt Curry Dressing – #FishFridayFoodies

Scallop & Kale Salad with Yogurt Curry Dressing – #FishFridayFoodies

Ingredients:

  • 1 (5.3-oz.) Container Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • Zest and Juice of 1 Lime
  • 2 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Finely Ground Black Pepper
  • 8 Large Sea Scallops
  • Curry Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Bag Kale Mixed Salad Greens

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, lime zest and juice, cilantro, sugar, curry powder, salt, and pepper; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle a little bit of curry powder on both sides of each scallop and use your hands to gently rub the seasoning into the scallops.
  3. Place the olive oil and butter in a large sauté pan over high heat.
  4. When the oil and butter are very hot, carefully place the scallops into the sauté pan.
  5. Cook the scallops for a few minutes on each side until they are golden brown and cooked through completely.
  6. Divide the mixed greens among four plates, drizzle them with salad dressing, add then add two scallops to each plate.
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  • Well, I know what I want for lunch today! Oh my goodness, you never disappoint! Your scallops look scrumptious! Pinned.

    • Big smiles…this would be perfect for lunch! Thanks for pinning!

  • thenotsocreativecook

    Haha! I love that – “Any Idiot Can Do It” recipe! This indeed looks very easy and anyone can do it! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday #159!

  • Oh lordy! This looks ahhhmazing!!!! My love for scallops, salad, and Greek yogurt have combined into one beautiful dish! 🙂 <3

    • Thanks Sammi…give it a try…you can make it in less than 15 minutes.

  • I definitely want to look like a kitchen goddess! Those scallops are so perfectly browned!!

    • I think we all wanna look like a kitchen goddess…even when the kitchen looks like a bomb went off in it!

  • Wendy Klik

    This salad sounds lovely Colleen and I love the color on those scallops!

  • Zeba Durrani

    Very simple and looks easy to put together. I am sure this wili taste delicious. Thanks for sharing on FF!

  • What a nice twist on the theme. I love scallops so any version is a win for me!

    • Thanks Caroline…I had made a chicken curry earlier in the week, so I needed to switch things up a bit!

  • Those scallops look amazing! What a beautiful salad.

  • Ohhhh my goodness, the caramelization on those scallops look amazing! I could just dive into your salad haha

    • Thanks…that caramelization led to my smoke detector going off for about 10 minutes at 8:30 in the morning! We really need ventilation in our kitchen!

  • disqus_A8jK3gq1eA

    I love scallops, so I’ll definitely use your recipe! Looks divine!

  • Alba Garza

    The dish looks delicious!

  • The sear on those scallops are perfect! They look so good!

  • Valerie Carmona

    Love this recipe, it’s looks delicious! And I have a lime squeezer too- that thing is amazing!

  • Chrystal Saint Clair

    Ahhhhh! This looks amazing!

  • Oh my that dressing sounds amazing!
    Amber
    http://amusedblog.com

  • Leena

    I love scalloppppssss!! The yogart curry dressing is something I would totally love. Thanks for sharing Colleen!

  • OMGGGG this looks soooooo yummy!!!!!! thank you for sharing this recipe