ffwD: Warm Scallop Salad with Corn, Peaches, & Basil

Because of my current vegan cleanse diet, I had to make this dish last weekend. But it was such a hit that I’m still dreaming of those scallops. And the corn with lime dressing. And that grilled peach! I suppose I could make the entire salad again without the scallops, but where’s the fun in that? Anyway, I digress. This very summery salad brought together seasonal fruits and veggies with a simple spicy-lime dressing and basil coulis. However, the next time I make this, I’ll probably add a dusting of cilantro, just to see how it tastes with all the other flavors.

To read what other bloggers thought of this summer scallop salad, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

69 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Food,Photography & France
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 06:21:01

    Wonderful colours – looks delicious.

  2. Norma Chang
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 06:39:35

    Great combo, if I add cilantro I would probably leave out the basil.

  3. Promenade Claire
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 06:56:07

    Its amazing what a squeeze of lime can do to lift dishes out of the ordinary, oh that and some prefectly cooked scallops🙂

  4. Anita Menon
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 06:58:15

    just a gorgeous looking salad.Never had scallops.. but this wants to make me try

  5. Choc Chip Uru
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 07:04:35

    Beautifully presented and delicious😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Cher
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 07:04:39

    Lovely color on those scallops! Cilantro would be a nice touch here – especially with the lime dressing.

  7. Suzi
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 07:05:36

    I love that photograph so bright and colorful. I didn’t make this one for today but I am going to without the scallops. It looks beautiful.

  8. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 07:12:51

    Funny how you’re now into your vegan cleansing phase because I’ve actually made a vegan version of this salad! Lol. I love the colors and your presentation, quite stunning.🙂

  9. Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today?
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 08:03:39

    When its warm like today the best thing I could imagine is a salad. Thank you for sharing.

  10. rebeccasubbiahrebecca
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 08:35:56

    this looks so so good

  11. Karen
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 09:00:12

    What a great sounding salad…I think I might like the cilantro as well.

  12. Cakelaw
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 09:18:11

    It turned out great YC. Hope the cleanse is going well.

  13. Ronda
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 09:38:51

    i never would have thought of peaches and scallops!

  14. saffronandhoney
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 10:01:30

    It looks great! Agree that a bit of cilantro would add that extra.

  15. atasteofmadess
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 10:25:55

    I have only tried scallops once, and it was a LONG time ago, but I remember liking it. I need to try it again!!

  16. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 10:49:36

    Wonderful salad! Colorful and very summer-y!

  17. Geraldine Saucier
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 11:42:50

    Beautiful salad:) Cilantro sounds good. Have a nice weekend!

  18. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 16:58:40

    If that’s not summer on a plate, I don’t know what is! What a beautiful dish.

  19. Alice
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 17:01:33

    i love the idea of adding cilantro!🙂

  20. The Squishy Monster
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 17:39:19

    What lovely combinations! It’s like summer on a plate!!

  21. TrafficDiva
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 17:46:40

    I agree 100% with “bitsandbreadcrumbs” statement!! That salad DEFINES Summertime on a Plate! I WANT SOME! =)

  22. Sammie
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 20:11:08

    i looove scallops!! They’re so versatile and scrumptious! The only thing is they can be quite expensive here😦 But I guess that’s when we save them for the special occasions!

  23. Lola
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 20:57:14

    Your salad looks great! We decided this would be great with shrimp, chicken or on its own!

  24. Inger Wilkerson
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 21:03:46

    I love scallops! Yours have such a beautiful brown glaze!

  25. Profiteroles & Ponytails
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 21:31:52

    I can see why this salad was a big hit. So many terrific summer flavours all in one dish!

  26. hotlyspiced
    Aug 10, 2012 @ 22:14:34

    I would love a grilled peach. Bring on summer xx

  27. (Debra) Three Well Beings
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 00:24:09

    I love the lime dressing. And I think the addition of cilantro would be really good. Such basic ingredients, but when put together it is simple, yet elegant.

  28. Trevor Sis Boom
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 01:22:05

    I agree with the cilantro love! Great idea. Such a beautiful salad I could have it all over again.

  29. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29)
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 02:03:01

    Wonderful salad!! Just perfect for summer!🙂

  30. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 02:15:04

    I just had grilled peach for the first time at my dinner party yesterday and me too, I fell in love!! It was so delicious. Without blog hopping, I wouldn’t have grilled fruits! I still have scallop in my freezer so I’m going to try cooking on my own – thanks for the idea!

  31. spicegirlfla
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 07:59:59

    wow.. your vibrant photo tells is all! Gorgeous! They all say we eat with our eyes first and this shot makes me want a big plateful!

  32. Mary Hirsch
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 09:08:31

    Looks delicious. Since I’m not a scallop lover, food poisoning does that to you, I had to pass but all those other ingredients I would have loved. I hope you will report back on the veggie cleanse. It’s impressive that you’ve stayed on the strict diet.

  33. nana
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 09:21:19

    Although I did not eat these scallops, I would love to try this with shrimp. This
    is such a great time with all the fresh veggies around to experiment with
    many flavors of herbs. Wonderful looking salad.

  34. Louise
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 09:59:21

    Oh goodness gracious me, that Salad looks awesome Yummy! I’d happily have a few nibbles for you in the mean time:)

    Thanks for sharing…

  35. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 12:14:02

    Beautiful and for once I have scallops!

  36. Parsley Sage
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 12:25:51

    Wowsa! New favorite FFwD? I think for me, it might be. Loving that lime dressing🙂

  37. Beth (OMG! Yummy)
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 13:07:34

    Loved, loved, loved in our family too. Will absolutely be making it again and dreaming of other variations!

  38. jora
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 13:48:52

    Your salad is plated beautifully! Is that an apricot? If it’s a nectarine it has incredible color.

  39. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 18:13:02

    Only one word needed for this…

    gorgeous!

  40. Jen @ Savory Simple
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 20:58:32

    This looks fabulous!

  41. Ameena
    Aug 11, 2012 @ 22:07:17

    Of all the fabulous things you’ve posted on your blog I think I would love to try this one the most. Love the combo…and good scallops are not easy to come by!

  42. Sawsan@ Chef in disguise
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 02:00:28

    I love those colors! the perfect summer salad indeed

  43. cooking-varieties (wan)
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 03:29:53

    hi yummy chunklet, why looks so delicious huh?.
    i think i can finish two portions of those. have a nice day

  44. machisan
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 05:27:03

    Those photos make me so hungry and I haven’t stopped for dinner yet! Wonderful post!

  45. eva626
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 06:11:50

    wow this looks delish!

  46. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 06:37:48

    Scallops are one of my absolute favorite things to eat. They are such a treat. I recently made them with a fresh peach and yellow tomato salsa and they were great! I bet this is great, too. All the fresh corn and basil! Perfect for summer.

  47. Audrey Allure
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 08:33:34

    My mouth is watering! That looks so good!

  48. Margo
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 09:21:47

    Wow….gorgeous!! I love the flavor combos!

  49. oneexpatslife
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 11:51:07

    Lovely plating, your salad looks summery and delicious. Good luck with your cleanse.

  50. alwaysaddmorebutter
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 14:10:44

    Your salad looks like a little wreath of summery goodness! I love it! Reading all these posts is making me really, really, really want scallops again too. When is this cleanse thing over? And how’s it going?

  51. Anne@FromMySweetHeart
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 16:35:51

    OMG! Grilled peaches and scallops together in a salad! This looks just fabulous!

  52. Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 16:54:09

    What a great way to celebrate summer by grilling those peaches and pairing them with scallops. I’d be dreaming of those scallops too🙂

  53. kitchen flavours
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 20:25:34

    Looks so good! Definitely with the scallop!!

  54. dulceshome
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 21:01:29

    Looks fantastic! Oh so yummy!

  55. Liz Weber Berg
    Aug 12, 2012 @ 21:08:10

    I can’t wait to play catch up this week and make this dish! Yours looks fantastic!!!

  56. Kelly @ My love affair with running
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 08:12:43

    What a beautiful dish! Yum🙂

  57. Zen and Genki
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 13:32:51

    Oh….wow….DROOLLLL- looks so so good!

  58. Jenn and Seth
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 14:01:44

    looks absolutely amazing! so gorgeous!

  59. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 15:15:36

    This is so gorgeous and totally mouth watering!

  60. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 08:25:15

    I love love loveee scallops…I usually like to eat them raw, but cooked like this sounds perfect too!

  61. bakeawaywithme.com
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 14:45:49

    Your scallop salad looks luscious and wonderfully delicious! I made mine late but I did get it done…we loved it!!

  62. loavesandstitches
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 14:56:13

    Very pretty! This was a fun one to put together.

  63. Betsy
    Aug 14, 2012 @ 21:43:46

    What a colorful plate! Looks perfectly summery.

  64. caloricandcrazy
    Aug 15, 2012 @ 19:06:19

    Grilled peaches sound so good right now!!

  65. Sprout Health Lifestyle
    Aug 16, 2012 @ 09:48:01

    I love scallops- my favorite! Peaches and basil aren’t far behind. Great salad, can’t wait to try!

  66. Amanda
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 13:29:04

    This looks and sounds DELICIOUS!

  67. sanya
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 20:26:55

    I gave this a miss, I didn’t think our winter veg and fruit would do it justice!
    Absolutely love the colours on the plate and am hanging out for summer to try it!

  68. Alana
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 08:53:57

    Both scallops and warm salads pave the way to my heart. Thank you for sharing this photo :’) I’m now drooling at midnight as a result.

  69. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 09:40:40

    *sigh.. wishing your recipes were posted here.. this looks so lovely and fresh.. I’m off to the market today! And bookmarking this one!

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