Grammy's Calamari Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Grammy's Calamari Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Grammy's Calamari Salad

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"My Grandma has been making this calamari salad for all the years I can remember at our traditional Christmas Eve dinner."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix lemon juice, garlic, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Bring a medium pot of water to a 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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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 5 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 25, 2008

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.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 31, 2006

Fixed as discribed. This was just not good. Sorry.

 
Jul 26, 2007

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

 
May 04, 2004

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!

 
May 11, 2004

I am not a big fan of squid but I thought this recipes was alright. However, my husband (a seafood fanatic) loves this recipe especially on top of a green salad.

 
Sep 08, 2003

Healthy and delicious - thanks, Claire!

 
Jan 27, 2011

This is a delicious salad. We took the advice of others and steamed the calamari. I think next time we make it, I may try to roast the calamari or grill it.

 
Jan 29, 2008

Very good. I made this as one of the appetizers for Christmas Eve. A keeper.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 119 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 264 mg
  • 88%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 18.2 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 141 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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