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Calamari Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Calamari Salad recipe? Learn how to make Calamari Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lilingenue

Makes 2 servings



From Gourmet magazine, better when chilled for 8 hours then brought to room temperature for serving.

Recipe Ingredients for Calamari Salad

370 g squid
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 fresh ground black pepper
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
15 g pitted kalamata olive, halved lengthwise
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 celery stalk, sliced (cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices)
1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

Recipe Directions for Calamari Salad

  1. Rinse all the squid under running water and pat dry.

  2. Cut the tentacle bunches in half, and cut the bodies into 1/4 to 1/3-inch wide rings; cut the wings from the bodies.

  3. Fill a 5 or 6 quart pot full of water, add a couple teaspoons of salt, and bring it to a boil.

  4. Prepare a bowl of ice water.

  5. Cook all the prepared squid pieces in the boiling water until just opaque, a brief 40 to 60 seconds, then remove from pot and immediately plunge into the ice water to halt the cooking.

  6. When squid has cooled, transfer to a colander, let drain, and pat dry; set aside.

  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper; add in onion, stir, and let the dressing stand for 5 minutes.

  8. In a large bowl, combine the cooked squid, olives, tomatoes, celery, parsley, basil, and feta (if using), then toss with the dressing.

  9. Let salad stand, tossing occasionally, for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.

  10. Note: although good eaten right after preparation, it?s even better if you chill it for 8 hours ? tossing occasionally - then bring it to room temperature before serving (about 1 hour); also, some people prefer the onion to be sautéed lightly before adding it to the salad.

Categories

Seafood, First Course, Main Dish, Salads, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 337.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
214
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.8g
37%
Saturated Fat
3.6g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
431mg
144%
Sodium
454mg
19%
Potassium
750mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates
13.2g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.9g
8%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
30.2g
Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 10% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in cholesterol
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