Seared Scallops with Dragon Fruit Salsa Recipe

Dragon fruit is packed with nutritional goodies like calcium, which helps strengthen bones, and fiber, which keeps hunger at bay. Beyond that, the tiny edible seeds inside are loaded with omega-6 and omega-3, two essential fatty acids that your body can’t produce on its own. One cup of dragon fruit also delivers 192 percent of your daily vitamin C, which helps support your immune system.

Try this Seared Scallops with Dragon Fruit Salsa recipe and reap the benefits of this super fruit:

Ingredients:

  • 1 dragon fruit, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 8 large scallops
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

  1. Season the scallops with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat and pan sear the scallops until golden brown (about 2 to 3 minutes on each side).
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the dragon fruit, lemon juice, and chopped chives.
  4. Top the scallops with the dragon fruit salsa and serve.


Cooking Tip:
Put the dragon fruit in the fridge for a few hours and allow it to get very cold. This will allow you to dice it finely.

photo: dailyburn.com

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