Arugula Caesar Salad With Scallops

5 Apr

All salad greens are healthy. They are very low in calories, but not all give you a good dose of nutrients. Arugula is one leafy green vegetable that stands out as a rich source of many vitamins and minerals.  Arugula contains about eight times the calcium, fives times the vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K, and four times the iron as the same amount of iceberg lettuce.  However, if arugula is too strong for you, try this dressing with your favorite greens.

  • 3 cups of arugula
  • 1 pound of large scallops
  • fresh ground pepper
  • lemon wedge
  • pita chips (optional)

Dressing:

  • 4 tbs plain fat free Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • glove of garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Whisk the the dressing ingredients together. Toss together with the arugula.  Heat 1 tbs of olive oil in a sauté pan on medium hight heat. Dry the scallops with paper towels. Season with fresh ground pepper. Place the scallops in the pan. Cook about 2 minutes each side or until sides are caramel brown . Squeeze lemon juice on top and remove from heat. Plate the arugula and top with scallops and optional pita chips.

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