Scallop Quinoa Salad

Number of Servings: 6 (284 g)
Active Time: 45 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Scallop Quinoa Salad

This simple quinoa salad is a delight of textures and flavors. Topped with rich and delicious scallops, this is a dish that looks and tastes more complicated than it is.


  • 12 oz. dry bay scallops
  • 4 tsp. reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce, divided
  • 4 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. canola oil, divided
  • 1½ cups quinoa, rinsed well
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup trimmed, diagonally sliced snow peas
  • ⅓ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • ⅓ cup finely diced bell pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Toss scallops with half tamari or soy sauce in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place a large, high-sided skillet with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil and quinoa. Cook, stirring constantly, until the quinoa begins to color (6-8 minutes). Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant (1 minute).
  3. Add water and salt and bring to a boil. Stir once, cover and cook over medium heat until the water is absorbed (15 minutes). Stir in peas, remove from the heat and let stand, covered, until water is mostly absorbed and peas are just tender (5 minutes).
  4. Meanwhile, whisk together 3 tablespoons canola oil, remaining tamari or soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil in a large bowl. Toss with the quinoa mixture, scallions, and bell pepper.
  5. Remove the scallops from the marinade and pat dry. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the scallops, turning once, until golden and just firm (1-2 minutes per side).
  6. Top salad with scallops and garnish with cilantro. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size 284 g

Amount per serving
Calories 320
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.5g 19%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 580mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 4g
Protein 14g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 46.4mg 4%
Iron 2.9mg 15%
Potassium 450mg 10%
Vitamin A 30mcg 4%
Vitamin C 20.5mg 25%
Vitamin E 3.2mg 20%
Vitamin K 47.5mcg 40%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 3.7mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 20%
Folate 106.6mcg 27%
Vitamin B12 0.8mcg 35%
Biotin 0.6mcg 4%
Chloride 4.5mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.6mg 20%
Phosphorus 399.4mg 30%
Iodine 0.4mcg 0%
Magnesium 104.6mg 25%
Zinc 2mg 20%
Selenium 11.2mcg 20%
Copper 0.3mg 35%
Manganese 1mg 45%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0.9mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Water, Scallops, Whole Grain Quinoa, Scallions, Rice Vinegar, Canola Oil, Snow Peas, Red Bell Pepper, Reduced Sodium Tamari Sauce (water, Organic Soybeans, Salt, Organic Alcohol (to Preserve Freshness)), Garlic, Sesame Oil, Cilantro, Salt.

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