Seared Scallop Salad with Bacon Crisps and Mango Salsa

Seared Scallop Salad with Bacon Crisps and Mango Salsa
  • Sumo

I made this for lunch and surprised myself with how good it was and how fancypants it looked. I didn’t have much on hand and had no plan when I started out, but I did have some left over mango salsa (as a topping for a seared tuna with poppyseed crust a few days ago) and I did have some scallops. I am in love with elegant salads!







Here is a little video on how to get beautiful seared scallops with a lovely brown crust.

Seared Scallop Salad with Bacon Crisps and Mango Salsa


  • 200 grams scallops (which was 11 small scallops for me)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or ghee to pan sear the scallops in
  • 4 thin pieces of bacon, cooked crispy and then crumbled
  • salad greens of choice, about 2 cups per person
  • 2 Tablespoons of Mango Salsa (or more if you want) per person
  • Water cress, cilantro or some other sprouts to garnish (optional)
  • For the Salsa
  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • Cilantro, chopped (about a handful or 1/4 cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of one lime


  1. Pat your scallops dry and lightly sprinkle with salt before searing. Sear your scallops in the butter or ghee until golden brown (see video above for technique).
  2. Place the scallops on top of a plate of salad greens.
  3. Sprinkle the crispy bacon crumbles over the top.
  4. Mix all of the dressing ingredients together and then spoon it over the top.
  5. Garnish with water cress, cilantro or sprouts.


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  1. Nice! This looks like a winner and I’ll have to put this in my que. Thank you.

    • Hi James,
      Enjoy 🙂

  2. This looks so yumee! I will have to try it soon.


    • Hi Desy,
      I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

  3. This is incredible! We’ve lived in China as English teachers for three years and try to stick to at least an 80% paleo diet. You’re definitely saving us from our cravings of all this amazing Chinese food we’re surrounded by.

    • Hi there!
      Yes, living in another country provides many challenges 🙂 I know a young couple who just started their lives as English teachers in China and I know several teachers who teach or have taught at the International schools in China. I, too, would be tempted by all of the delicious Chinese food. Glad you enjoyed this recipe and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!