Mediterranean Salad with Grilled Squid

Difficulty: Simple
Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4

  • 4 (approx. 1 lb.) whole squid, cleaned
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ Fresco® Seedless Cucumber, sliced
  • 1 cup Concerto® Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Maestro® Sweet Bell Pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 12 Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped

Inspired by wonderful fresh squid at a market in Portugal, the flavors in our Maestro® Sweet Bell Pepper, Fresco® Seedless Cucumber, Concerto® Grape Tomato and Kalamata olive salad will transport you to the flavors of Europe.


  1. Toss squid with 3 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil, chili flakes, garlic and kosher salt. Let stand for 30-60 minutes.
  2. Arrange peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and Kalamata olives on a platter.
  3. Grill squid on high heat until opaque and lightly charred (about 5 minutes).
  4. Place cooked squid on top of vegetables and drizzle with lemon juice, remaining extra virgin olive oil, basil and Italian parsley.
  5. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and serve.