The Love Chef


Seafood Recipes


            2 medium cucumbers, peeled and cubed
            2 medium fresh ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
½ cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
            Juice of 2 lemons
¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley, or 2 tablespoons dried parsley
            1 clove garlic, minced
            1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
            1 pound cleaned squid, cut into bite-sized pieces with tentacles separate
            Salt to taste

Serves 4 as a main course or 6 as an appetizer

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. While the water is heating, combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, and basil. Stir well to combine, and set aside.

Add the squid pieces to the boiling water, reserving the tentacles, and cook until just tender, 50 to 60 seconds. Using a strainer, immediately scoop the squid from the water and set in a colander to drain. Add the tentacles and cook until just firm, about 30 seconds, and transfer to the colander to cool. When the squid is cool, add it to the cucumber mixture, season with salt, and toss. Serve immediately.

Per Serving:
Calories 377 Protein 19  grams Carbohydrate 11.5 grams
Fiber 1.7 grams Fat 29 grams Net Carbs 9.8 grams 

“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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