Keto garlic squid! Never knew I’d say that, but you live and you learn. This is a very easy healthy low carb dinner recipe with seafood that you’ll love! Serve with some salad or zoodles!
I googled for a while what the difference between squid and calamari is. Result? I still have no idea. But I’m pretty sure I used squid in this recipe. If you do have calamari, that would work too. In fact, shrimp and chicken might work as well.
Whichever protein you decide to use for this recipe, it will be delicious. It’s like a sauce you’d usually use for pasta, yet somehow it’s enough on its own. It’s garlicky, has that sweet tomato taste and it’s really healthy.
Now, note that I made this recipe in March, which means fresh tomatoes do not exist in the real world yet. They’re coming summertime and I cannot wait. I used the ingredients I had for this season, which was tomato paste and dry basil. If you see this recipe during summer, use some fresh tomatoes and fresh basil in here as well! Please.
How To Make Garlic Squid
To make this squid recipe you only need one pan, some squid, some tomatoes or tomato paste, olive oil, basil, GARLIC, olives and don’t forget to top it all off with Parmesan cheese.
You cook the squid right in the pan, then add the tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and in the end olives and arugula join the party as well.
Then you transfer the whole thing to a bowl and enjoy immediately with some Parmesan cheese. It you want to make this meal ahead – this would keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.
You can have the keto garlic squid as is or serve with salad or zoodles. I served mine with avocado and lettuce and it was really good.
I hope you enjoy this easy keto dinner recipe, if you do like it, make sure to check out my garlic shrimp recipe as well!
- 10oz/300g squid
- 1/2 lemon, juice
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/3 cup olives, pitted
- 1/2 cup arugula
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 Tbsp dry basil
- crushed pepper
- Parmesan cheese
- In a pan cook squid with some water for 3-4 minutes, covered with a lid. Making sure the squid is done. Remove extra water and add lemon juice and olive oil.
- Stir in the tomato paste and add in 2 tbsp of water if needed. Press the garlic, add in the dry basil and the crushed pepper. Mix it all together and turn the heat off. Stir in the arugula and olives.
- Top with Parmesan cheese or add another type of cheese you like.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 610Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 699mgSodium: 484mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 49g