To make preparations for this dish even easier, ask if your fishmonger sells pre-packaged prepared squid.
Leela’s Squid Cucumber Salad
Nutrition facts are set for four salads
1 1/2 lb cleaned squid, tubes cut into rings with tentacles left whole
2 T olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups greens, torn
2 cups your choice of fresh herbs - basil, parsley, chives, rosemary, oregano, thyme are all good, or use 2 T dried mixed herbs
1 cucumber, sliced
2 T lemon juice
2 pinches salt
1/2 t ground black pepper, or to taste
Optional: 2 tomatoes, chopped and 1 red pepper, chopped
In a pan set over medium heat, sauté the garlic cloves in olive oil.
If you are using the optional tomatoes and red pepper, add them to the sauté pan now.
Stir in the torn greens and sauté for about 20 seconds.
Add the squid and turn the heat to high.
Mix in the herbs and cook approximately 7 minutes or until the squid is tender.
Plate, topped with cucumber slices, and sprinkled with lemon juice, salt, and pepper to taste.