Boldly Fried Calamari* Ring Salad

Tossed with a mix of crisp greens and tangy vinaigrette, this salad combines unique textures and flavors for a truly delicious experience.

35 minutes


  • 1 lb Boldly Calamari* Rings
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • ⅓ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Spring mix lettuce blend
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Half a lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp white balsamic
  • Lemon wedges, for serving
  • Chopped chives, for garnish


  • 1.

    Thaw Boldly Calamari* Rings in the fridge overnight (approx. 8 hours).

  • 2.

    Fill a medium-sized pot with water and boil the thawed Calamari* Rings for 3-4 minutes. Drain & set aside.

  • 3.

    In a pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.

  • 4.

    Combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, paprika, dill, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  • 5.

    Toss the Calamari* Rings into the mixture to fully coat.

  • 6.

    Once the oil is shimmering and hot, add the Calamari* Rings and fry until golden, about 2-3 minutes. Remove and salt immediately.

  • 7.

    For the salad, place a handful or two of the spring mix lettuce into a serving bowl.

  • 8.

    In a mason jar or small bowl combine olive oil, lemon juice, and white balsamic. Stir until combined.

  • 9.

    Add the fried Calamari* Rings to the salad and pour the dressing over top.

  • 10.

    Serve the Boldly Fried Calamari* Ring Salad immediately, garnished with fresh chopped chives and a lemon wedge for squeezing. Enjoy!

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