Calamari Salad

    18 min

    A light and simple calamari salad featuring lemon juice, garlic, parsley, black olives and celery. The flavours get even better after marinating in the fridge. Ensure you don't overcook the calamari, otherwise it gets tough.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 lemons, juiced
    • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
    • 1 sprig fresh parsley, chopped
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1.3kg squid, cleaned and sliced into rounds
    • 50g pitted black olives
    • 4 sticks celery, chopped

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:3min  ›  Ready in:18min 

    1. In a medium bowl, mix lemon juice, garlic and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
    2. Bring a medium pot of water to the boil. Stir in squid, and cook about 3 minutes, or until tender; drain.
    3. Toss squid, olives and celery with the lemon juice mixture. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

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    Nice recipe and great as an appetizer. I added cut up shrimp to mine. I steamed the calamari about 7-9 mins. Steaming is a gentler way of cooking and it makes it harder to overcook, which you don't want to do. Put some fresh bay leaves and the peel of 2 lemons in the water your steaming over. Cover and cook for several minutes, stirring often. Dress the calamari when it's still hot then chill so flavors meld. Remove from fridge alittle before you eat it and re-toss in dressing.  -  25 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yummy...Loved it!! I saut'eed the calamari in olive oil with the garlic. Then tossed with cayenne,red pepper flakes, fresh basil and the lemon in the pan while cooling.this recipe needs salt and peper. The celery and black olives were great,serve over some kind of green.Your guests  -  26 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was excellent. I only made a couple of changes. I used 2 lbs of squid instead of 3. I added about a quarter of a red onion, chopped finely and I also added a small portion of shredded napa cabbage. I added the napa cabbage because that is what one of our local restaurants does with their calamari salad. I would highly recommend this recipe!  -  04 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)