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Scallop-and-Avocado Tostadas

Prep Time

        Prep time: 20 minutes
        Cook time: 2 minutes
        Yield: Serves 8


    •    1/8 tsp paprika
    •    1/4 tsp lime zest
    •    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    •    1/2 tsp salt, divided
    •    24 large tortilla chips
    •    1/4 tsp ground cumin
    •    1 tbsp fresh lime juice
    •    2 ripe avocados, halved
    •    Generous pinch of cayenne pepper
    •    12 large sea scallops, cut in half crosswise
    •    1 cup micro greens or thinly sliced romaine lettuce
    •    1/4 cup loosely packed whole freshly cilantro leaves


  1. Combine cilantro and greens in a medium bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  2. Mash avocados in a medium bowl, and stir in lime zest, lime juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Combine cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle scallops on both sides with seasoning mixture. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops, and cook about 1 minute on each side or until scallops are opaque. Transfer to a large plate.
  4. Spread reserved avocado mixture evenly on tortilla chips; top with cilantro mixture. Top each with a scallop half.

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