Mandarin Orange Shrimp & Scallop Salad

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Feed your heart with the right stuff!  Start today with this salad recipe.


I adore salads.  Creating new mixes with bold flavors is fun but can go wrong sometimes.  Just made this salad the other day and it was fantastic.  I was craving mandarin oranges so I made that craving a reality…   It was a perfect boost of vitamin-C to my day (I prefer to get my vitamins and minerals from tasty food sources rather than taking supplements)!  However some supplements are necessary if you cannot consume a wholesome diet or are hoping to achieve certain health goals! 

Please note that in the recipe below the ingredients are portioned for two individuals.


  • 2 1/2 c spring mix
  • 1 c mandarin oranges, pieces
  • 1/2 c strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c walnuts, finely chopped
  • Olive oil spray (to coat the frying pan)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, finely minced
  • 1 whole vine tomato, diced
  • 10 scallops (raw; cooks very quickly)
  • 10 shrimp (pre-cooked)
  • Spices: garlic powder, cajun, black pepper
  • 2 tbsp virgin balsamic vinegar


  • Cutting board
  • French knife
  • 2 salad bowls for serving
  • Frying pan
  • Spatula


  1. Portion out the ingredients for the salad.
  2. Divide the greens amongst the two salad bowls.
  3. Evenly distribute the fixings (oranges, strawberries, walnuts, red onion, and tomato) amongst the two bowls.
  4. Drizzle balsamic vinegar atop both the salad and its respective fixings.
  5. Heat the frying pan over medium heat – coat with olive oil spray then toss in the scallops.
  6. Brown the scallops on both sides for about two minutes then add in the shrimp.
  7. Sprinkle the spices over the shrimp and scallops then allow for browning before flipping over the items.  Brown both sides for about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Place the finished scallops and shrimp on top of the salad.
  9. Pour the portioned olive oil over the finished salad.


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