Healthy Corn and Red Pepper Salad with Seared Scallops

This simple, healthy corn and red pepper salad is incredibly easy to make and makes a nice fresh bed for perfectly seared scallops! The final dish is an impressive salad to serve and a very healthy dish!

In the middle of summer, when the temperature is too hot to handle, I am not in the mood for a heavy, hot meal! Salads are on heavy rotation here! Lots of salads! There are only so many tomato and lettuce-heavy salads a girl can eat, though, and that’s where salads like this come in! Different veggies but still light and refreshing!

With summer corn arriving in markets, fresh corn is beyond amazing right now! So sweet and flavourful and so I just had to make it into this salad today! Deelish! And topped with beautiful seared scallops? Perfection!

Did I mention this dish is also easy to make? Cause it is! I mean, who wants to be spending all their time in the kitchen when its so beautiful outside?!

Healthy Corn and Red Pepper Salad with Seared Scallops on a white plate set on a blue napkin.

How to make Healthy Corn and Red Pepper Salad with Seared Scallops

To make this salad, you will need:

For the salad:

  • 4 cups corn kernels, cooked
  • 1 red pepper, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 basil leaves, chopped finely
  • salt and pepper

For the seared scallops:

  • 680g large scallops, patted dry (I used U15 count scallops)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Closeup of Healthy Corn and Red Pepper Salad with Seared Scallops on a white plate.

To start, place all the salad ingredients into a bowl and toss together. That’s it! The salad portion is done!

For the seared scallops, salt and pepper the scallops on both sides. You will need to cook the scallops in 3-4 batches so as not to overcrowd the pan. In a frying pan, heat 1 teaspoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of oil on medium-high heat. Add the scallops and cook on each side for about 2 minutes. (Depending on your scallop size, you will need to adjust your cooking time accordingly. I used U15 count scallops).

Spoon salad onto dishes and top with the seared scallops. Serve.

I hope you guys enjoy this summery salad! Bon appetit!

-Cathy

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Healthy Corn and Red Pepper Salad with Seared Scallops on a white plate set on a blue napkin.

Healthy Corn and Red Pepper Salad with Seared Scallops

Herbs and Flour
This simple, healthy corn and red pepper salad is incredibly easy to make and makes a nice fresh bed for perfectly seared scallops! The final dish is an impressive salad to serve and a very healthy dish!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 410 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the salad:

  • 4 cups corn kernels cooked
  • 1 red pepper finely diced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 basil leaves chopped finely
  • salt and pepper

For the seared scallops:

  • 680 g scallops large size, patted dry (I used U15 count scallops)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place all the salad ingredients into a bowl and toss together.
  • For the seared scallops, salt and pepper the scallops on both sides. You will need to cook the scallops in 3-4 batches so as not to overcrowd the pan. In a frying pan, heat 1 teaspoon of butter and 1 teaspoon of oil on medium-high heat. Add the scallops and cook on each side for about 2 minutes. (Depending on your scallop size, you will need to adjust your cooking time accordingly. I used U15 count scallops).
  • Spoon salad onto dishes and top with the seared scallops. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 410kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 25gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 1048mgPotassium: 644mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1289IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 2mg
Keyword fresh corn, frozen corn, red pepper, scallops, seared scallops
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