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Calamari and Watermelon Salad Recipe by Rocco Dispirito (Salad Recipe Ideas)

Calamari and Watermelon Salad Recipe

See More Salad Recipe Ideas HereAdapted from a calamari recipe by James Beard Award winning chef, Rocco Dispirito, this is definitely not your run of the mill salad recipe.

Shared by the folks at East Village Kitchen, the watermelon and avocado in this recipe serves as a Summer infused counterpoint to the breaded calamari that fans of squid know and love.

Summer may not be here forever, but the flavor of the season will linger on when you serve the sweet and savory watermelon salad below to your friends and family.

Looking for more wonderful watermelon recipes to lift your spirits? You might also want to see these recipes for Rum Watermelon For the Adults and Wiggly Watermelon For the Kids and A Grilled Watermelon Salad Recipe to Refresh You.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons ground coriander seed
1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
2 cranks on a black peppermill, plus more to taste
1/2 lb. whole squid, cleaned and cut into rings and tentacles
Approximately 1-2 cups grapeseed, corn, or canola oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
zest of 1 lemon
1 shallot, peeled and minced
approximately three cups of watermelon, sliced thin
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into thin slices
flour for breading the calamari

How to Make Calamari and Watermelon Salad.

You can also see our growing list of delicious salad recipe ideas, to help inspire your gatherings with friends and family throughout the year.

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(Photo Credit: Salad Recipe photos are courtesy of the featured blog, in this case, East Village Kitchen.)


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