Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Salad


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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Salad

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    Lemony mascarpone layered beneath a bed of kale and tomatoes, then topped with sweet scallops wrapped in bacon for an elegant and easy-to-prepare salad.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 2
    1 (6-oz.) bunch lacinato kale, ribs removed and thinly sliced (3 cups)
    1 tsp. lemon zest, plus additional for garnish
    2 ½ tbsp. fresh lemon juice, divided
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    ½ c. Soirée mascarpone cheese, softened
    ½ c. Basket & Bushel Gourmet Medley tomatoes, halved
    2 tbsp. thinly sliced fresh basil, plus additional leaves for garnish
    8 Fish Market fresh sea scallops (about 8 oz.)
    8 slices Hormel Black label fully cooked thick cut bacon
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    ¼ c. sun-dried tomato-and-garlic vinaigrette

    Things To Grab

    • Cutting board
    • Sharp knife
    • Microplane zester
    • Large bowl
    • Whisk
    • 2 serving plates
    • Paper towels
    • Wooden toothpicks
    • Medium nonstick skillet
    • Tongs


    1. Place kale, ½ Tbsp. lemon juice and salt in a large bowl. Gently massage kale by rubbing between fingers for 1 to 2 minutes or until kale turns dark green and is tender. Set aside.

    2. Whisk together mascarpone, 1 tsp. lemon zest and remaining 2 Tbsp. lemon juice. Spread mascarpone mixture onto 2 serving plates. Top with kale, tomatoes and 2 Tbsp. basil; set aside.

    3. Pat scallops dry with paper towels. Wrap a bacon slice around each scallop; secure with a wooden toothpick and set aside.

    4. Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add scallops and cook over medium-low to medium to heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until scallops reach 145 degrees, turning once halfway through and occasionally spooning butter over tops.

    5. To serve, remove toothpicks from scallops; arrange on salads. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Garnish with additional basil and lemon zest, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    730 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 61g
    • Cholesterol: 190mg
    • Sodium: 1,340mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 11g
    • Protein: 35g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 15%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 6%