Rating: 4.27 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

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

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix lemon juice, garlic, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.

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  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Stir in squid, and cook about 3 minutes, or until tender; drain.

  • Toss squid, olives, and celery with the lemon juice mixture. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator until serving.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 18.2g; carbohydrates 6.8g; fat 2.2g; cholesterol 264.5mg; sodium 108.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2008
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/01/2006
Fixed as discribed. This was just not good. Sorry. Read More
(9)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2008
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. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2007
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 Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2004
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! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/31/2006
Fixed as discribed. This was just not good. Sorry. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2004
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. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
Healthy and delicious - thanks Claire! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/25/2008
I love Calamari but was not impressed with this recipe. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2008
Very good. I made this as one of the appetizers for Christmas Eve. A keeper. Read More
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