Calamari Salad

Serves 2-4
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Calamari Salad: Loads of fresh vegetables tossed with quick-seared calamari makes for a delicious and light seafood salad. |
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8 ounces calamari
2 Cups cherry tomatoes, chopped in half. I used yellow and red.
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 bok choy, chopped
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 avocado, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 Tablespoons peanut oil


1 Tablespoon Thai chili sauce
1 Tablespoon fish sauce
1 lime or lemon, juice only
1 Teaspoon sriracha (optional)
Adjust this dressing to your tastes. You might also add 1 Teaspoon of sesame oil or maybe just some olive oil if it is too spicy for your liking.


1) Cut all the tomatoes in half and dice up the red pepper and onion.

2) Peel the leaves off the bok choy like you would stalks of celery, wash them really well, and then chop them once down the middle and dice them up.

3) Mix up dressing ingredients and toss it in with veggies.

4) If calamari isn’t cleaned, clean it by rinsing and removing the innards. Roughly dice cleaned calamari.

5) Get oil going on high heat.

6) Toss in garlic and red pepper flakes.

7) Let simmer for about 30 seconds and then throw in calamari.

8) Cook calamari for 60 seconds. You might need 90 seconds depending on the size of your calamari, but basically pull them off the heat as soon as they start to turn opaque. They will continue to cook off the heat for a minute or two.

9) Toss in with the veggies and serve up in individual bowls or family style!