Grilled Calamari, Radicchio and Endive Salad

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Grilled Calamari, Radicchio and Endive Salad

Grilled Calamari, Radicchio and Endive Salad

Ensalada de Calamar, Achicoria y Endivias Asadas

Recipe Yield

4 to 5 Servings

Cooking time

30 minutes

Rate this recipe

4.86 from 7 votes


  • 1 1/2 pounds calamari cleaned
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil plus more to oil grill and drizzle on lettuces
  • 2 chiles de arbol coarsely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1/4 cup pistachios coarsely chopped
  • 1 lemon halved
  • 1 small head radicchio quartered
  • 2 heads endive halved
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 15.5-ounce can cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

To Prepare

  • Clean the calamari bodies, season with salt and pepper, and place on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Pat dry thoroughly.
  • In a small skillet, heat the oil over low heat. Add the chile de arbol, garlic, pistachios and lemon, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until everything is toasted and the oil is infused with flavor. Remove from the heat. Use a slotted spoon to remove the lemon, pistachio, garlic and chiles and reserve. Pour the remaining oil into a large bowl.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan on high heat. Oil grill thoroughly. Add the calamari to the grill in batches. Grill until lightly charred and crispy on the edges. Transfer to a cutting board and repeat with the remaining calamari. Slice the calamari into ½-inch rings.
  • Drizzle the radicchio and endive with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add them to the hot grill and grill for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until lightly charred and wilted. Remove from the grill and place on a platter.
  • In the large bowl with the seasoned oil, whisk in the red wine vinegar and squeeze in the juice from the fried lemon. Add the reserved pistachio mixture and the cannellini beans to the bowl and toss to coat. Spread over the grilled lettuces already on the platter, top with the calamari, and sprinkle with cilantro.


10comments inGrilled Calamari, Radicchio and Endive Salad

  1. Gina M.

    Feb 20

    Hi Pati!

    Are the pistachios salted?

    1. Pati Jinich

      Feb 27

      For this recipe I used lightly salted Gina 😉

  2. Laura

    Jan 24

    Pati, it was such a pleasure to watch you prepare and taste this sensuous salad on your show. Now I know what I’m making my sweetheart for his 70th birthday. Your food is a gift, thank you!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jan 30

      Congratulations to him, gracias Laura!

  3. Mar G

    May 12

    Love this salad!!!Thanks for an amazing recipe

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 23

      My pleasure Mar! I do love it myself 🙂

  4. Ayde

    Oct 16

    I enjoy your cooking I like your show.
    your Grilled Calamari, Radicchio and Endive Salad was delicious my husband love it. I give it 10

    1. Pati

      Oct 17

      A 10! Thank you so much Ayde.

      1. Rashed

        Oct 19

        I am going to make it today, where can I find the video. Sorry I did not record it.

        1. Pati

          Oct 22

          Oh those videos won’t be up for a bit…in December you can find it on Amazon:

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