1/22/10

Grilled calamari salad with oranges and black beans

After dinner at Kellari, I had quite a few grilled calamari left. My personal trainer told me I'm not allowed to have carbs after 6 pm, so I made the following salad a few nights ago for dinner.

There are no exact measurements (as is very typical when I cook).


Ingredients
grilled calamari
lettuce mix
black canned beans, drained, rinsed
red onions, thinly sliced
segmented orange (see how to video here)
olive oil
salt & pepper


Directions
1. In a bowl combine all ingredients. Mix. Enjoy.

Other variations: if you happen to have leftover grilled calamari, you can also make a salad from it with tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and feta--a more of Greek feel.

18 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

Your salads are one of a kind! Never thought of putting squid in my salad..

Cindy said...

Looks tasty! Technically, beans are sometimes considered carbs though.

Elra said...

Love this fried calamari in salad. Delicious!

Megan said...

I can't believe you can stop eating carbs at 6! Good for you! At least this salad looks tasty enough to keep you from missing them. I really don't think I could do it. I could see myself now, with a big bowl of pasta, stuffing my face when I get home at 5:30 until 6... just so I could get my carb fix before then!

Hungry Dog said...

Sounds delicious and healthy! I have to say, I would never think to pair calamari with black beans and oranges, but why not? Your picture is enough to sell me on it!

Justin said...

ooh, i don't have patience to prepare the oranges that way, but they do look pretty

5 Star Foodie said...

Oranges are a nice addition! No carbs after 6 must be tough!

Dawn said...

I must say I do like eating calamari but when it comes to buying it I can't seem to get myself to do it! This is very pretty!

Maria said...

Gorgeous salad!

Angie's Recipes said...

A very easy yet yummy salad.

Jhonny walker said...

This is mouth watering. What a great picture too :)

Esi said...

Ooh, looks so good! I love calamari and it's always inexpensive at the farmers market.

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

No exact measurements...mm I can't repeat it! Adore the mix of colors and texture :)

Have a great weekend,

Gera

pigpigscorner said...

Squid is so versatile! Looks great.

Erica said...

Love the pictures! That is a healthy and delicious salad!

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

I love calamari but am hesitant to make it at home because i worry it will get tough and rubbery. Any tips on how to cook with it the right way?

Junglefrog said...

That is a lovely looking salad Olga. I am always a little hesitant when not adding any carbs at all into the salad as I just know I will get so hungry later in the evening! Was that ok for you with this salad?

The Duo Dishes said...

Calamari makes a really nice salad. Always beautiful and it's great grilled. Citrus is always nice!