Grilled Calamari Salad


submitted by TheHarriedMom {1 Recipe}

  • Prep Time:
    15 Mins
  • Cook Time:
    10 Mins
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    25 Mins
  • Level:
Grilled Calamari Salad

Makes: 4 servings

Description: something a little different and if you're tired of hot dogs, hamburgers or ribs....

1/2 cup  extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup  red wine vinegar
1/2 cup  pitted olives (Green Greek or Kalamata), quartered
2 Tbsp  fresh lemon juice & rind of one lemon
2  cloves of garlic, minced
1 Tbsp  dried parsley
1 Tbsp  dried oregano
4-6 oz  lettuce, washed & chopped
1/2 cup  cherry tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup  cucumbers, peeled and diced
1/4 cup  red onion, julienne
2-3 oz  Feta Cheese (optional)
1 lb  Baby squid, cleaned with heads/bodies separated
1 Tbsp  extra virgin olive oil

Instructions: 1.In a serving bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried spices and salt & pepper to make vinaigrette.

2.Chop salad, tomatoes, cucumbers and olives. Place in a long serving dish and dress with about of vinaigrette.

3.Turn grill on to medium-high heat, letting grill get nice and hot. Toss squid with 1 Tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper and place squid on squid on the grill and char each side for 3 minutes until squid is opaque.

4.Remove squid from pan and toss in a bowl with the other half of the vinaigrette and let it rest for 3 minutes, to let squid absorb flavors.

5.Using tongs, place squid on top of salad bed and drizzle remaining vinaigrette & olives over the salad.

6.Totally optional, but you can top off with a little fresh crumbled Feta cheese.

7. Serve and enjoy!

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Author image by Hellokitty12 | FLINT, MI    
Jun 22, 2016

I love seafood. This is a way to eat what I love without all of the fat

Author image by KamrynKohler | YARDLEY, PA    
Jun 16, 2012

this looks so delish!

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