Scallop-and-Avocado Tostadas

Scallop-and-Avocado Tostadas Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 2 Minutes


1/4 cup loosely packed whole fresh cilantro leaves
1 cup micro greens or thinly sliced romaine lettuce
2 ripe avocados, halved
1/4 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon paprika
Generous pinch of cayenne pepper
12 large sea scallops, cut in half crosswise
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
24 large tortilla chips


1. Combine cilantro and greens in a medium bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

2. Mash avocados in a medium bowl, and stir in lime zest, lime juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

3. Combine cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle scallops on both sides with seasoning mixture. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops, and cook about 1 minute on each side or until scallops are opaque. Transfer to a large plate.

4. Spread reserved avocado mixture evenly on tortilla chips; top with cilantro mixture. Top each with a scallop half.