Seared Scallops with a Green Goddess Garden Salad

Indulge Your Mom with a Culinary Masterpiece

LJ sitting with his finished scallop salad he made

Treat your mom to an unforgettable culinary experience with our exquisite Mother's Day Scallops recipe. Delight in the vibrant flavors of our Green Goddess Dressing paired with a colorful salad ensemble, celebrating the essence of fresh, seasonal ingredients and bold flavors. From seared scallops to roasted carrots and edible flowers, each element is crafted to perfection for a memorable dining affair with the special woman in your life.

Why You'll Love This Recipe:

  1. Fresh and Vibrant: Our Green Goddess Dressing, bursting with herbs and avocado, brings a refreshing dimension to the dish, elevating its flavor profile.

  2. Versatile Salad: Enjoy a delightful mix of textures and flavors with salad components such as radicchio, micro greens, and edible flowers, ensuring each bite is a culinary adventure.

  3. Nutrient-Rich Goodness: Indulge in a dish that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also nourishes the body, thanks to nutrient-rich ingredients like sugar snaps, roasted carrots, and pepitas.

  4. Perfect for Special Moments: Whether it's Mother's Day or any other special occasion, this recipe promises to impress with its elegant presentation and exquisite taste.



Recipe Variations:

  • Protein Swap: Experiment with shrimp or fish fillets instead of scallops for a diverse flavor experience.

  • Herb Customization: Personalize the Green Goddess Dressing by trying out different herbs based on availability and taste preferences.

  • Seasonal Delights: Keep the dish fresh and exciting year-round by adapting the salad ingredients to what's in season.

Essential Tools:

  1. Food Processor: Achieve a smooth and creamy consistency for the Green Goddess Dressing with the help of a food processor.

  2. Baking Sheet: Ensure perfect roasting of carrots by using a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  3. Mixing Bowl: Toss salad ingredients together with the dressing in a spacious mixing bowl for even distribution of flavors.

  4. Skillet or Pan: Sear scallops to golden perfection in a skillet or pan before placing them atop the salad.


Elevate your Mother's Day celebration with our exquisite Scallops recipe, where every bite embodies love, care, and culinary finesse. Whether you're pampering your mom or cooking for a special someone, this dish guarantees an unforgettable occasion. 



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Chef Nicole in front of lake and trees


Nicole is the in-house Chef at Wild For Salmon as well as a Recipe Developer and Food Photographer from Allentown, Pennsylvania with an Associate degree from The Culinary Institute of America. Her first memories are of planting seeds with her father and grandfather in their elaborate gardens and sharing their abundant harvests with friends and neighbors. The spark of both pride and joy she felt when sharing this food with others and seeing the happiness it brought them was what inspired her to pursue the culinary arts from a young age. Nicole has spent time exploring the Hudson Valley and Philadelphia food scenes, but her current home in the rolling hills of Central PA is where she most enjoys combining her two passions; exploring the outdoors, and good food.

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