Calamari Salad

This makes a great snack or side course

This makes a great snack or side course

So you have cleaned a box of frozen squid and stuffed them and there is still a good amount of casings left.

Option one is to make more stuffing.

Or you could do this yummy salad. Use whatever vegetables and ingredients that may be on hand at the time or suit your fancy. Below are just the basics.

Squid Salad

  • 10-12 squid bodies, cleaned and cut into thin rings
  • 1/2 green pepper diced fine
  • 1/2 red pepper diced fine
  • 6-8 olives minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • parsley
  • salt/pepper

Cook squid in boiling salted water for 10 minutes. Mix all vegetables together in a large bowl. Spoon three tablespoons cooking liquid in then strain squid and add to bowl. Season with salt, pepper, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice to taste. Let chill in refrigerator at least two hours but this tastes best the next day.

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18 Responses to Calamari Salad

  1. Love Squid Salad! Thanks for this inspiration!

  2. Haven’t had squid for a while – I must change that.

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    You sly devils! So this is why you had us cleaning squid. Great take on a classic recipe!

  4. Love the hot peppers! We use Italian when we make it…

  5. egg me on says:

    I was hoping I’d see a calamari recipe after your squid tutorial! Looks great. So fresh!

  6. Mad Dog says:

    Rubbery stuff 😉

  7. Eva Taylor says:

    I really love this type of salad, so fresh and clean; I used to order a similar salad at a cute little Italian place but they started saturating it in oil instead of letting the simple flavours shine with a little lemon juice. Now I candle my own, only better! Thanks.

  8. Looks like a lovely and fresh salad!

  9. Gorgeous – just how my mum makes it!

  10. pursuitofhappieness says:

    Oh this looks doable 🙂 and delicious!

  11. Nice take on a seafood salad.

  12. zestybeandog says:

    Sounds nice and light! Mmmm!

  13. Kristy says:

    Delicious! I once had a calamari salad with a hint of balsamic in it as well. Fabulous. I think calamari salads are grossly underrated.

  14. petit4chocolatier says:

    Great idea for a salad!

  15. rsmacaalay says:

    Extra hot please!

  16. Lovely to see squid look so refreshing, I always see it deep fried, or slathered with mayo. 🙂

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