Scallops with Green Goddess Slaw

Mar 14, 2023

 by Beth Conley

😋I have a light & delicious lower-carb dinner recipe for you today.


Scallops give any meal a special occasion vibe and the fun fact is that they take only a few minutes to sear.


This dish comes together even faster because it uses a packaged slaw mix.


👉If you want a heartier meal, serve it with a side of rice or roasted sweet potatoes.


Seared Scallops with Green Goddess Slaw

(makes 4 servings)


  • 1 avocado, peeled and seed removed

  • 1 cup (170 g) low-fat plain Greek yogurt 

  • 1 large lemon, juiced

  • ½ cup (15 g) chopped fresh parsley

  • Pinch of sea salt

  • 16 oz. (455 g) bag of broccoli or veggie slaw mix

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 lb (455 g) sea scallops, patted dry

  • Freshly ground pepper


Make the dressing: In a blender, combine the avocado, yogurt, lemon juice, parsley, and a pinch of salt. Cover tightly and blend until smooth. If you want a thinner dressing, add a small amount of water, ½ tsp at a time.


Prepare the slaw: Place the slaw mix in a large salad bowl and pour the avocado mixture over it, tossing to coat.


Sear the scallops: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the scallops in the pan and cook for about 1-2 minutes per side (until browned). Remove from the heat, and sprinkle with pepper and additional salt if desired.