Calamari Salad

This fresh and colorful calamari salad pairs tender squid with a mixture of fresh herbs to brighten the flavor. Lemon juice adds acidity, while olives add a briny note.

a recipe photo of the Calamari Salad
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 pound cleaned squid (tubes and tentacles), rinsed

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped pitted Kalamata olives

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • ½ cup thinly sliced roasted red peppers

  • ½ cup chopped cherry tomatoes

  • ¼ cup chopped celery


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Set a large bowl of ice water next to the stove. Cut squid tubes into 1/4-inch-thick slices and leave tentacles whole. Add the sliced squid tubes and tentacles to the boiling water; cook, undisturbed, until tender, about 1 minute. Using a large slotted spoon, transfer to the ice bath. Let cool until opaque, about 5 minutes; drain well.

  2. Whisk oil, lemon juice, vinegar, parsley, dill, olives, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Add the cooled calamari, onion, roasted red peppers, tomatoes and celery; toss well to combine.

To make ahead

Cover and refrigerate salad for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
18g Fat
9g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 264mg 88%
Vitamin A 2069IU 41%
Vitamin C 39mg 43%
Vitamin E 3mg 22%
Folate 18mcg 5%
Vitamin K 34mcg 28%
Sodium 463mg 20%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 43mg 10%
Potassium 388mg 8%
Zinc 2mg 18%
Vitamin B12 2mcg 83%
Omega 3 1g

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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