Seafood're going to love this scallop recipe. It's low cal, high in protein, and tastes amazing.
Nutrition Facts
  • 241
  • 26
  • 7
  • 10
Notice: Eating the right diet for your goals may result in increased lean muscle and decreased bodyfat.


  • 1 lb bay scallops (these are small scallops, roughly the size of a marble)
  • Juice of 6 limes (enough to cover scallops – you can use lemons if you prefer)
  • ½ large red onion (1/2 cup chopped)
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 2 Tbsp of capers
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground black pepper (or to taste)

Cooking Instructions

Put the scallops into a shallow bowl and squeeze the juice out of the limes over the scallops. Cover and refrigerate for 4-8 hours (overnight is fine). After the scallops have soaked, remove them and drain off most of the remaining lime juice. Dice the onion, tomato, and celery, and add it to the scallops along with the capers, salt, olive oil and pepper. Refrigerate for another hour and serve cold.

Serving Suggestions

This recipe provides 3 servings.

Posted on: Sat, 07/09/2011 - 10:08

Am I crazy here or are you eating raw scallops? The instructions don't say anything about cooking them. Am I correct to assume that they are cooked with the other ingredients before you refrigerate for an hour?

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Posted on: Tue, 07/12/2011 - 13:04

Cerviche is a cooking process in which the seafood is cooked via the acidity of the limes/lemon. It should only be prepared with fresh seafood.

Posted on: Fri, 06/17/2011 - 09:46

Just wondering what you eat it with?

Posted on: Sun, 07/21/2013 - 13:20

Chop up cucumber into small pieces and mix with it, then eat it with chips or on a tostada shell.

Posted on: Mon, 05/16/2011 - 21:02

it looks yummy

Posted on: Tue, 02/08/2011 - 16:45

Tryed it today it was exellent and also heart smart