Warm Scallop Salad with Cumin

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

This recipe is coupled with the "Cheese Baskets" recipe that is also in the data base. It's wonderful for a dinner party or anytime just for fun. Prep time does not include the making of the cheese baskets. Both recipes are from Bon Appetit

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk vinegar, mustard and sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Gradually whisk in both oils.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Set aside at room temperature.
  5. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp.
  6. Remove to paper towels and set aside.
  7. Leave drippings in Skillet.
  8. Add cumin to skillet and cook 30 seconds until fragrant.
  9. Add scallops and cook 30 seconds per side until opaque in center.
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Drizzle with lemon juice and remove from heat.
  12. Place baby greens in a large bowl.
  13. Toss with enough dressing to coat.
  14. Arrange 1 cheese basket on each plate.
  15. Fill with salad mixture.
  16. Top with warm scallops and sprinkle with pine nuts and bacon.

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