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Grilled Calamari Salad Recipe

Calamari is often found on restaurant menus and is usually served fried and breaded. However, calamari doesn’t need to be fried to taste delicious because it’s so mild and doesn’t have that “seafood taste.” Grilled and served over a bed of greens and berries, calamari is a healthy, nutrient-rich protein source.

Grilled Calamari Salad

Calamari is rich in B vitamins, especially B2 and B12. It’s also rich in minerals like copper and selenium. Selenium is an important mineral for thyroid health. Luckily, seafood is generally rich in selenium, so eating seafood a few days a week can help support it.

This recipe calls for a Simple Dressing, which you can use on a variety of salads. Bottled dressings are expensive and often filled with sugar, processed oils, and preservatives. A dressing like this one can be made in under 2 minutes and costs pennies compared to a bottled dressing.

Grilled Calamari Salad Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 15 min Cook: 5 min

Ingredients

Simple dressing Ingredients

Grilled Calamari Salad Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. In a bowl, combine the olive oil and lemon juice and season to taste.
  3. Baste the calamari tubes with the olive-lemon mixture generously.
  4. Grill the tubes for about 2 minutes per side or until opaque and cooked. Set aside and slice lengthwise.
  5. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the dressing and whisk until well blended.
  6. In a salad bowl, combine all the salad ingredients, drizzle the dressing, and gently toss until well coated.
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Grilled Calamari Salad Recipe

Grilled calamari served over a bed of spinach with sweet blueberries, cranberries and a granny smith apple.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword calamari, calamari salad, grilled calamari
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 222kcal
Cost 5

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lb. calamari tubes cleaned
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 granny smith apple thinly sliced
  • 6 cups fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • In a bowl, combine the olive oil and lemon juice and season to taste.
    1/4 cup olive oil, Juice from 1/2 lemon, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Baste the calamari tubes with the olive-lemon mixture generously.
    1-1/2 lb. calamari tubes
  • Grill the tubes for about 2 minutes per side or until opaque and cooked. Set aside and slice lengthwise.
  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the dressing and whisk until well blended.
  • In a salad bowl, combine all the salad ingredients, drizzle the dressing, and gently toss until well coated.
    6 cups fresh spinach, 3/4 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 cup sliced almonds, 1 granny smith apple

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3422IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg