Scallop Salad with Beets & Avocado

There was a TV show that we used to watch that had a main character that only ate white food.

I worked with a woman that would not eat green food. (No salad?!?)

I like colorful food.

Colors make me happy.

Plus, if one strives for eating foods of many colors one will also get more vitamins, minerals, etc. in our daily diet – without having to think about it. Just think about the colors!

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Scallop Salad with Beets & Avocado

This is quick and colorful. Serve as is for a first course before a light dinner or add more scallops for a main course.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Skillet


  • 6 scallops (4oz, 120gr total weight)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 4oz (120gr) red beets, 1 – 2 medium, cut into small cubes
  • 1 small avocado, cut into small cubes
  • 4 tsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tsp truffle or salad olive oil


  • Heat oil and soy sauce in a small skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add scallops and cook quickly until just opaque, turning once. Remove.
  • To serve:
  • Divide the scallops and place in the center of 2 plates.
  • Arrange the avocado and beet cubes around the scallops.
  • Drizzle Balsamic vinegar and truffle or olive oil over all and serve.


Truffle oil is lovely – if you have it. Use good quality olive oil if you don’t.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 311
  • Sugar: 5.9 g
  • Sodium: 418.8 mg
  • Fat: 24.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.6 g
  • Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.6 mg

Keywords: scallops, avocado, red beets

Scallop Salad with Beets & Avocado

For another colorful salad: Tomato & Cucumber Salad

I learned something this week….

I learned that ssd’s (solid-state drive) are fragile.

They’re also fast, durable, quiet, small, and the state of things to come, but they really don’t like it when the power acts up.

I got mon mari a new desktop computer last year. It’s about the size of a paperback book, but a little thicker.

Our electricity blinked earlier this week, which it does often. Apparently, for the ssd in the computer, it was one time too many.

All was lost.

It’s much harder to recover data from an ssd. Luckily, old computer nerd that I am, everything was backed up.

Sadly, for the current resident nerd, which is also me, software still has to be reinstalled.

Even more sadly, I no longer have a stand-alone CD reader – it broke during the initial set-up of this same computer.

So – put the software CD in my computer, copy the files to a usb drive, install on mon mari‘s computer, repeat.

Guess how I’ve spent my weekend?

I made him kill a big spider yesterday. The season has started…..

4 thoughts on “Scallop Salad with Beets & Avocado”

  1. I would really like this salad! I love scallops. And beets. And avocado. Best of food here. 🙂 I’m not averse to colors in food, but I won’t drink anything green. That’s where I draw the line. Too many times, people have slipped cilantro into whatever it is that I’m supposed to drink so all I can taste for the rest of the day is what Dawn dishwashing liquid smells like. It’s disgusting. And almost impossible to get rid of the taste. At least if it’s solid, I can pretty much tell what I’m eating.

    I have an SSD in my laptop and a very good surge protector that it’s plugged into in the hope that it won’t fry during an outing. So far, I’ve been lucky. I also back up three places online and one hard drive here so…I know, overkill, but you just never know.

    I put all my spiders outside.

    • These are house spiders – they die outside so I consider it a mercy killing.
      I have one offline and one external for both of us for backup.
      Forgot to uninstall OneDrive before setting up his computer. Now I have a folder on the desktop with no properties. It contains system files that have the c/user location and it has the desktop folder in it, which it is in. It’s a loop. I can do nothing with it. It’s not a shortcut. After 3 days of frustration, I am trying to convince myself to live with it. I also can’t hide it. My head hurst from pounding it on the desk.

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