This was a total experiment that turned out awesome! I made up this recipe all on my own! How did I come up with it? Well I had made the green goddess dressing for a salad a few weeks back and it was so good I've been craving it ever since. We got some scallops on sale from the grocery store that we needed to use and had some baby spinach that was about to expire....so between those ingredients I came up with this!
I started by making the Green Goddess dressing which uses the above ingredients.
I chopped the scallions.
Then minced the scallions.
Then added one large spoonful of mayonnaise, two large spoonfuls of plain yogurt, the minced scallions, and parsley past to a bowl and mixed well.
To this I added some lemon juice, about a tablespoon.
and some white whine vinegar, about two teaspoons.
add some salt and pepper and mix.
Taste to make sure there is the right amount of seasoning, then set aside.
Next I toasted and cooked the couscous using the above ingredients.
I heated a medium pan with olive oil over medium heat.
Then added the dry couscous.
And toasted until I was nice and golden brown.
Then I added boiling water and covered until all the water was absorbed and the couscous was nice and fluffy!
Lastly, I put together the wilted salad using the above ingredients.
I used an iron skillet to cook the scallops, but they would be equally good grilled.
I preheated the skillet and melted the butter.
While the butter was melting I wilted the spinach by putting it in a bowl and microwave it.
Until it looked like this. Make sure you squeeze the water out of the spinach and drain it or your dressing will be too runny.
I chopped the tomatoes.
and cut the corn off the ear.
And added both to the wilted spinach.
Then I added the dressing and mixed well.
Once the butter was nice and melted in my iron skillet,
I added the scallops and cook through.
To assemble the salad I layered the couscous on the bottom, topped with the wilted salad and the scallops. Yum!
Wilted Scallop Salad with Green Goddess Dressing and Toasted Couscous
Green Goddess Dressing1 large spoonful mayonnaise
2 large spoonfuls plain yogurt or sour cream
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs white wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients to bowl and mix thoroughly.
Couscous1 box plain couscous
Heat saucepan on medium heat and coat the pan with olive oil. add dry couscous and toast until golden brown. add boiling water and cover to allow couscous to absorb water. Fluff with fork
Wilted Salad1 bag spinach
1 ear corn
3 medium tomatoes
Green Goddess Dressing
Wilt spinach in microwave, chop tomatoes and cut corn off cob. Mix together in bowl and add Green Goddess dressing. Mix together well.
Heat iron skillet under medium heat and melt about 1 tablespoon of butter. Add scallops and cook until cooked through, turning once. Add salt and pepper to taste.
To assemble meal place couscous on plate, top with salad, then top with scallops. Season with Salt and Pepper and enjoy.