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grilled squid salad on a made of australia plate

Grilled Squid Salad

Fresh, fragrant & flavourful!
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian, Australian, Worldwide
Keyword Calamari Salad, Grilled Calamari salad, Grilled squid salad, Squid salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Marinade 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 259kcal
Author AnotherFoodBlogger


  • Chef Knives
  • Chopping board
  • grill pan
  • mixing bowl x 2
  • tongs
  • Measuring utensils


  • 300 g watermelon cut into 12 index finger sized pieces
  • 3 squid tubes
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 handful mint
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped & handful for salad
  • 1 red chilli chopped finely
  • 3 tbsp pickled ginger
  • 3 tbsp crispy shallots
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt


  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 splash white wine vinegar
  • 1 spring onion diced finely
  • 1 red chili chopped finely
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Mix the chili with olive oil, chopped coriander, lime juice & a pinch of salt – set aside
  • Cut the squid tubes into the following shapes/sizes
  • a. 1 tube into rings
  • b. 1 tube in half lengthways to open it out and in half lengthways again. Then cut each half into 4 pieces width ways
  • c. 1 tube in half lengthways to open it out and then into 4 equal sized pieces
  • Slice the pieces that you opened out in a criss cross pattern (on the inside of the squid), being v gentle so as not to cut through to the other side.
  • Marinate squid in chilli/oil mixture for 10 – 30 minutes
  • Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl
  • Grill squid in a grill pan for 90 seconds, flip and cook for a further 60 seconds


  • Place 3 pieces of watermelon “artfully” onto the plate
  • Toss cooked squid with crispy shallots, pickled ginger, coriander & mint and place around the watermelon
  • Drizzle the dressing over the top and enjoy!



  • don’t marinate the squid for too long as the acid in the lime juice will start to cook it and make it tougher when you grill it
  • squid cooks VERY quickly so make sure everything else is ready to serve so you don’t overcook the squid


Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 210mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 802IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg