Healthy Calamari Salad

Calamari Salad with tender calamari and delicious homemade dressing. It is light, fresh, healthy, and tasty. Go ahead and try to stop yourself after just one serving!.

Why You Should Make Healthy Calamari Salad

  • It’s the perfect summer salad when you want something a little special but still healthy. It’s low-carb, flavorful, and packed with veggies. This salad is great for a special dinner at home, or for entertaining. The fresh colors and flavors of this salad are always a favorite with family and friends!

How To Cook Healthy Calamari Salad

Start with preparing all ingredients.

  • Prepare calamari
  • If you use frozen squid, thaw them before use.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to boil.
  •   When the water has come to boil, add the squid and cook for about 45 seconds.  Immediately drain the squid in a colander and transfer to the bowl of ice and cold water to stop the cooking.  When squid is cooled, drain in the colander again and pat dry.
  • Prepare dressing for calamari
  • In a food processor place sesame seeds, pine nuts, vinegar, olive oil, water, feta cheese, mustard, salt and make a dressing.
  • Place calamari in a bowl than poor the dressing into squid and mix it well.
  • Make calamari salad
  • Cut lettuce leaves, onion, tomato and bring to the bowl add olive oil, salt and mix it well.
  • Transfer the salad on a serving plate and place calamari with dressing on a center of the salad.

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Tips

  • If you use frozen squid, thaw them before use.
  • Do not boil squid more then 1 minute.

Healthy Calamari Salad

Recipe by Elena VoynovaCourse: Salads, Appetizers, DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • 300 g calamari

  • bunch of lettuce

  • 1-2 tomato

  • 1/2 onion

  • salt to test

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • For dressing:

  • 1 tsp sesame seeds

  • 1 tbsp pine nuts

  • 1 tsp vinegar

  • 3 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 30 g feta cheese

  • 1/3 tsp mustard

  • salt to test

Directions

  • Bring a pot of salted water to boil.
  •   When the water has come to boil, add the squid and cook for about 45 seconds.  Immediately drain the squid in a colander and transfer to the bowl of ice and cold water to stop the cooking.  When squid is cooled, drain in the colander again and pat dry.
  • In a food processor place sesame seeds, pine nuts, vinegar, olive oil, water, feta cheese, mustard, salt and make a sauce.
  • Place calamari in a bowl than poor the sauce into squid and mix it well.
  • Cut lettuce leaves, onion, tomato and bring to the bowl add olive oil, salt and mix it well.
  • Transfer the salad on a serving plate and place calamari with dressing on a center of the salad.
  • Enjoy!
 

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