Recipe courtesy of Scott Leibfried

Grilled Calamari Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 24 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 24 hr
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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2 cups herb olive oil, recipe follows

3 pounds calamari, cleaned

1 cup pepperoncini peppers cut into rings

1 cup julienne roasted red peppers

1/2 cup capers

1 cup chopped parsley leaves 

2 lemons, zested and juiced

Herb Olive Oil:

1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves

1/4 cup chopped chervil leaves

1/4 cup chopped basil leaves

1/4 cup chopped thyme leaves

1 quart blended olive oil


  1. Put 1 cup of the herb oil in a mixing bowl. Add calamari, cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
  2. Preheat a grill to high heat.
  3. Remove calamari, season with salt and pepper on both sides and grill for approximately 4 minutes per side. While the calamari is cooking, put all other ingredients and the remaining 1 cup herb oil in a mixing bowl. Slice calamari into thin juliennes, and add to all of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly, season with salt and pepper.

Herb Olive Oil:

  1. Combine all ingredients. This can be prepared in advance and used for multiple recipes.