Fresh Calamari Salad

Recipe by FRESH

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Fresh Calamari salad

Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes
Serve 4


1 packet Crumbed Calamari  (We love United Food Co.)
Avocado cooking oil for shallow frying

2 bulbs baby fennel (we use The Fresh Grower)

2 Baby Cos Lettuce (we use The Fresh Grower)

A handful Italian Parsley, chopped (we love Superb Herb)

¼ cup caper berries, drained(we love Delmaine)

½ fresh red chilli, seeds removed and sliced

1 punnet of tomatoes (we love Beekist)

For the dressing:

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp wholegrain mustard

½ small red onion, sliced thinly

1 tbsp Kamahi Honey (we love Airborne Honey)

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

3 tbsp Extra Virgin Avocado Oil (we love Olivado)

Extra parsley to garnish


  1. Cook the calamari according to the packet instructions. Deep or shallow fry or cook in the oven. Set aside.

  2. Remove the base and cut the stalk from each fennel bulb. Halve the bulbs and remove the cores. Using a sharp knife, vegetable peeler or mandolin, shave the fennel into thin slices. Wash and separate the cos lettuce. Tear into bite size pieces. Drain well.

  3. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Arrange the lettuce and fennel on a serving plate. Sprinkle with caper berries, parsley  and chilli. Pour over the dressing. Top with calamari and garnish with some extra parsley.