Calamari Salad

Flavours, textures, colours and nutrition. This salad has it all. Quickly blanched squid tossed with plenty of fresh ingredients. Serve it as a starter or a light main course. Either way, you win.

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


81g kosher salt
300g squid rings
40g extra-virgin olive oil
20g fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic – very finely chopped or grated
0.5g chili flakes
4 navel oranges – supremed
1 small bulb fennel – very thinly sliced
1/2 red onion – very thinly sliced
12 sundried and pitted black olives – roughly chopped
20g Italian parsley leaves


Bring 5 litres of water and 80g of the salt to a boil on high heat in a large pot.

Add the squid, cooking for 90 seconds. Strain the squid and place in an ice bath.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1g salt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and chili flakes.

Drain the squid and toss with the oil mixture.

Toss with the remaining ingredients and serve.

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