Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche Salad

If making ahead, cover and chill shrimp and scallops up to 4 hours, then add dressing.

Yield: Makes 4 main-dish servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 253
  • Calories from fat: 8%
  • Protein: 27g
  • Fat: 2.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 31g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Sodium: 269mg
  • Cholesterol: 105mg


  • 1/2 pound bay scallops
  • 1/2 pound (35 to 40 per lb.) peeled, deveined shrimp
  • 1/4 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 2 cups cold cooked white rice
  • Salt
  • Hot sauce
  • 8 cups baby spinach leaves or salad mix (about 1/2 lb.), rinsed and drained


  1. 1. In a 2- to 3-quart pan over high heat, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add scallops and shrimp, cover pan, and remove from heat. Let stand until scallops and shrimp are opaque in thickest part (cut to test), about 5 minutes. Drain shellfish and pour into a bowl; nest bowl in ice water. Stir occasionally.
  2. 2. Meanwhile, coarsely chop tomatillos. In a blender or food processor, whirl tomatillos, lime juice, and cilantro until puréed. Pour over scallops and shrimp. Add onion and bell pepper. Mix occasionally until ceviche is lukewarm or cool, 20 to 30 minutes.
  3. 3. Add rice; mix and season to taste with salt and hot sauce.
  4. 4. Arrange spinach on dinner plates and top with ceviche mixture.
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