Grilled Calamari Salad

Grilled Calamari Salad

This recipe features calamari grilled with a light vinaigrette.

Yield: 2-4 servings

For the dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 1 stalk lemongrass, inner core finely chopped

  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, chopped or 1 tablespoon lime zest

  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced

  • 5 teaspoons lime juice

  • 1–5 red chili peppers, seeded and chopped (the more you use, the spicier it’ll be!)

For the salad:

  • 1 pound calamari, cleaned

  • 15–20 mint leaves, chopped

  • 6–8 sprigs cilantro, chopped

  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

  • Baby greens (optional)


This recipe features calamari grilled with a light vinaigrette.

  • Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Prepare a grill or broiler. Place the calamari on a broiler pan or in a grill basket and cook over high heat until tender, about 3 minutes per side. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Place the grilled calamari in a mixing bowl. Stir the dressing and pour it over the calamari.
  • If serving immediately, add the mint, cilantro, and green onions. Alternatively, allow the calamari to marinate for up to 1 hour before serving, and then add the additional ingredients.
  • To serve: Use individual cups or bowls to help capture some of the wonderful dressing. Alternatively, mound the calamari mixture over a bed of baby greens and spoon additional dressing over the top.

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