One & Yum Squid


When cooking squid, the golden rule is to cook it fast (like this method, shared by Irish chef Clodagh McKenna from her new book, In Minutes) or cook it slow. Otherwise, it can turn out too chewy. Paired with spicy chorizo, earthy chickpeas, peppery kale and crunchy almonds, this dish feels like an instant taste-escape to Spain.

One & Yum Squid
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 6 ounces Spanish-style chorizo (see Tip), sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 18 ounces squid, cleaned and cut into 1/2-inch rings, tentacles halved

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed

  • 4 cups coarsely chopped stemmed kale

  • cup sliced almonds, toasted

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chorizo and cook, stirring once, for 2 minutes. Stir in garlic and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add squid and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add chickpeas and kale; cook, stirring often, until the squid is cooked through and the kale has wilted, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve sprinkled with almonds. Garnish with parsley, if desired.


Spanish-style chorizo is a fully cooked seasoned smoked pork sausage. Find it near other cured sausages in well-stocked supermarkets, specialty food stores or online.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
18g Fat
26g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 27g 54%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 221mg 74%
Sodium 466mg 20%
Potassium 555mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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