Delicious Calamari Salad Recipe

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Delicious Calamari Salad Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on October 29, 2023

This Calamari Salad recipe is a refreshing and flavorful dish made with tender calamari, crisp vegetables, and a tangy dressing. It is perfect as an appetizer or a light lunch option. The combination of textures and flavors, with the freshness of the ingredients, makes this salad a crowd-pleaser. Prepare this simple and delicious recipe in just a few easy steps.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound calamari, cleaned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Whisk until well combined to make the dressing.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the calamari and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and Kalamata olives. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat.
  4. Add the cooked calamari to the vegetable mixture and gently toss to combine.
  5. Transfer the salad to a serving dish and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and fresh parsley for garnish.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Calamari is a popular ingredient in Mediterranean and Italian cuisine.
  • Calamari is a good source of protein and low in calories.
  • The lemon juice in the dressing adds a refreshing citrus flavor to the salad.