Seared Scallops with White Gazpacho Sauce Recipe - Clean Eating Magazine

Seared Scallops with White Gazpacho Sauce

Gazpacho, the famous chilled soup, comes in lots of varieties in Spain. This white gazpacho, made with cucumbers and green grapes, is used as a sauce to complement seared scallops.
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Seared Scallops with White Gazpacho Sauce

Seared Scallops with White Gazpacho Sauce

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  • 8Servings

Ingredients

Gazpacho

  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 slice whole-wheat bread, torn into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup seedless green grapes
  • 1/4 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Scallops

  • 16 large sea scallops, cleaned (TIP: Look for dry-packed scallops.)
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

1. Make the gazpacho: In a blender, combine all gazpacho ingredients. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate until serving.

2. Make the scallops: Pat scallops dry with paper towels. Sprinkle both sides with pepper and salt. In a large skillet on medium-high, heat 1 tbsp oil. Working in batches if necessary, add scallops and sear until bottoms are crusty and golden brown, about 2 minutes. Using tongs, turn scallops and sear until other side is crusty and golden brown, 1½ to 2 minutes. (The centers should still be slightly translucent and feel soft when pressed with a finger.)

3. Pour 2 tbsp gazpacho onto each of 8 small plates. Top each with 2 scallops. (Alternatively, arrange scallops and gazpacho on a platter.) Sprinkle with parsley and drizzle with remaining 2 tsp oil.

MAKE AHEAD: Make gazpacho and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Whisk before serving with freshly cooked scallops.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 2 scallops and 2 tbsp gazpacho
  • Calories: 93
  • Carbohydrate Content: 6 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 18 mg
  • Fat Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 245 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g