Seared Scallops over Bacon and Spinach Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

  • BethBlacker Posted: 09/30/09
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    I have made this recipe several times for friends and each time it has been a huge success. Pair it with pumpkin soup and you will have a delicious fall meal!

  • DanielleD Posted: 03/22/10
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    After receiving rave reviews from my husband, this salad will go into my arsenal. It's a great melding of flavors and textures. I omitted the red onions and found that to be just fine because of the shallots in the dressing (I may have added more than the recipe called for). I think I'd skip the salt on the scallops next time because there was enough flavor without it. The salt sort of overpowered the curry and red pepper. A delicious all-inclusive dinner salad!

  • TeresaMichelsen Posted: 06/15/09
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    The spinach salad was really good, but the scallops didn't seem to go with it in terms of flavors, and the water in the scallops made them difficult to sear. I would use this as a spinach salad alone.

  • skspillman Posted: 01/09/09
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    This salad is so delicious! It's one of my favorite summertime meals!

  • ViennaVAfoodie Posted: 02/06/09
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    Our favorite cooking light recipe of ALL TIME! If you are big on seafood, this dish is amazing. I was hesitant at first to buy cider vinagrette, thinking how much would I really use this? However, many of the cooking light recipes call for it so it's worth the purchase. The scallops came out perfectly cooked and well seasoned. You will be a 'Top Chef' with this one!

  • LaurenWB Posted: 07/29/10
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    Had this with a group of friends. Prepped most everything ahead of time except for the apples and cooking the scallops. I cooked the scallops right before dinner and reheated the dressing in the microwave just a tad to have the warmer dressing. It was amazing - restaurant quality! p.s. I doubled the bacon. Why not?!

  • bjane1 Posted: 03/10/13
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    Excellent gourmet salad. I didn't have the apple cider so juiced an apple. Skipped the bacon as we are trying to eat less animal protein, but imagine it would have added wonderful flavor.

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