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Spanish Style Calamari Potato Salad

A light, tasty, flavorful salad that is perfect for lunch or for potlucks.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 servings (or 2-3 servings if eaten as a meal)
Author: Kate


  • 1 lb baby potatoes , halved or quartered if they are not bite sized
  • 1 lb fresh squid/calamari rings
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 small red onion , thinly sliced
  • 2 small bell peppers , seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup parsley leaves , chopped
  • Salt & pepper , about 1/2 teaspoon each


  • Cook the potatoes in salted boiling water for about 5-8 minutes, or until they are easily pierced with a fork. Drain and rinse under cold water. It is fine if the potatoes are still warm.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large pan. Season the calamari rings with salt & pepper (to taste), and cook the calamari rings over high heat for 2-4 minutes, or until they are fully cooked.
  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, juice of 1/2 lemon, sliced red onion, and mix well. Add the sliced bell peppers, chopped parsley, cooked potatoes, and cooked calamari and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste, about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon each.
  • Serve immediately or chill in the fridge and serve cold.


Shrimp (or a mix of shrimp and calamari) would be wonderful in this recipe too!