Calamari, Kale & Kalamata Olive Salad

Calamari, kale and kalamata olives make up this simple salad that is packed with nutrition and flavor! Perfect for the summer grilling season, too!




  1. Marinate the calamari: in a bowl, toss the sliced calamari in 2 tbl olive oil and half the lemon juice. Set aside.
  2. Make the salad: in a large salad bowl toss the baby kale, shallot, Kalamata olives, fresh cilantro and 1/4 cup olive oil. Use your hands to work the oil & lemon juice into the kale. Set aside.
  3. Heat a skillet to medium high. When hot, tip the calamari, along with the olive oil & lemon juice marinade, into the pan. It should sizzle. Cook for approximately 4 – 5 minutes, until the calamari is slightly curled at the edges and is beginning to take on a little color. The marinade should have thickened to the point that it is now coating the calamari.
  4. Top the kale salad with the calamari and serve; this looks fantastic set out on a platter for guests to help themselves.