Seared Scallops with Green Goddess Slaw


Avocado, yogurt and buttermilk lend creaminess to the herbaceous dressing coating this salad.

Seared Scallops with Green Goddess Slaw
Photo: Photographer / Jacob Fox, Food styling / Sue Mitchell, Food Styling / Kelsey Bulat
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 avocado

  • ¾ cup buttermilk

  • ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 6 cups shredded napa cabbage

  • 2 cups thinly sliced snow peas

  • 2 cups matchstick-cut carrots

  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 pound dry sea scallops, side muscle removed (see Tip)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Combine avocado, buttermilk, yogurt, parsley, chives, lemon juice and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour into a large bowl and add cabbage, snow peas, carrots and radishes; toss to coat.

  2. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Pat scallops dry and cook until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Top the slaw with the scallops and sprinkle with pepper and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt.


All farmed sea scallops are a sustainable choice, so you really can't go wrong, according to For wild, look for Weathervane scallops from Alaska.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
13g Fat
25g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 oz. scallops & 2 1/4 cups salad
Calories 296
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 20g 40%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Vitamin A 12964IU 259%
Vitamin C 80mg 89%
Vitamin D 31IU 8%
Vitamin E 3mg 18%
Folate 109mcg 27%
Vitamin K 156mcg 130%
Sodium 724mg 31%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 67mg 16%
Potassium 924mg 20%
Zinc 2mg 18%
Vitamin B12 2mcg 83%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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