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Quick Grilled Squid Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6

If you can’t find squid at your grocer, this fresh seafood salad would be equally appealing made with shrimp. Peel and devein 1 lb. (500 g) medium shrimp, thread them onto skewers and grill or broil them until they turn pink and curl slightly.


  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup (1/3 oz./10 g) lightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup (1/3 oz./10 g) coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 red Thai chiles, seeded and minced
  • 4 Tbs. (2 fl. oz./60 ml) olive oil
  • 1 lb. (500 g) cleaned squid, cut into bite-sized rings and tentacles
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Lemon wedges for squeezing


Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill.

In a bowl, whisk together the lime juice, mint, cilantro and chiles. Add 2 Tbs. of the olive oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly until the dressing is smooth. Set aside.

In a bowl, toss the squid with the remaining 2 Tbs. olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Put the squid in a grill basket and grill, turning once, until opaque and lightly charred on the edges, about 1 minute per side.

Toss the squid with the dressing and serve hot or at room temperature, with the lemon wedges alongside. Serves 4 to 6.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Salad of the Day, by Georgeanne Brennan (Weldon Owen, 2012)