…tasty bites to stimulate your taste buds..

Hi everyone! I apologize for my long absence.  It has been a whirlwind since we came back from Chicago.  In June, my husband and I decided to expand our family, so we got a puppy. Our maltipoo, Betsy, has been an absolutely joy.  Potty training has been difficult and continues to be a challenge but we are getting the hang of it.  So is Betsy.  For all you pet parents out there, we understand your pain.  Then my residency ended in July, and it was time to start a new job!  We also moved to a new place.  Before we even had a chance to breathe, summer is over.  To celebrate the end of summer, I am whipping up a salad highlighting some of my favorite ingredients: scallops, mango, and avocado.  So simple, yet absolutely refreshing! If you love scallops, mango, and avocado, you are in for a treat!


3 cups mixed green salad
1 mango
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and cut into ½ inch cubes
9 sea scallops
Sea salt and pepper
½ cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
¼ cup of olive oil
Green onion for garnish


1. To make the vinaigrette, combine the orange juice and olive oil in a small bowl.  Season with salt and pepper.

2. Cut the mango and avocado into ½ inch cubes.

3. Heat a grill pan and brush with a little olive oil.  Season the scallops on both sides with salt and pepper. When very hot, place the scallops on the grill pan and cook for 2 minutes, then flip them over and cook for another minute until lightly golden.

4. In a bowl, toss the salad greens with the vinaigrette and put them on chilled plates.  Scatter the mango and avocado cubes among the greens.  Add the scallops to the plates and garnish with green onions and serve.

And of course, I could not resist sharing a picture of Betsy with you!

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