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Calamari and Bean Salad

Category: food

The combination of cannellini beans with fresh herbs and baby calamari is unbeatable. Healthy and tasty, this is a salad you’ll want to devour again and again. 

1. Wash the baby calamari under cold running water. Pat dry and then remove the tentacled tops with a sharp knife and roughly chop. Cut the the tubes into rings.

2. Heat the oil in a large saute pan set over a moderate heat until hot. Add the garlic, saute for 30 seconds, and then remove from the pan. Add the prepared calamari and saute for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Add the drained beans, cover the pan with a lid, and cook over a slightly reduced heat for 2 minutes.

4. Remove the lid and squeeze in the juice from two lemon wedges. Stir in the torn basil, extra-virgin olive oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

5. Spoon onto plates and serve with extra lemon wedges on the side.
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  • Serves: 4
  • Time needed: 20 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy


  • 6 baby calamari, fresh, or thawed if frozen
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400 g | 2 cups canned cannellini beans, drained
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 bunch basil, leaves picked and torn
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

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