GRILLED SQUID SALAD WITH CELERY LEAF PESTO
- Cooking Time: 5 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- 1-1/2 cups parsley, divided
- 1/2 cup celery leaves
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 T toasted pine nuts
- 6 T olive oil
- 3 T Parmesan
- 3 thinly sliced celery ribs
- 15 oz rinsed and drained butter beans
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced pickled sweet peppers
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1-1/2 pounds small squid
Process 1/2 cup parsley, celery leaves, garlic and pine nuts until minced. Add olive oil and Parmesan; process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Blanch sliced celery ribs 30 seconds; rinse under cold water and pat dry. Toss celery, butter beans, pickled sweet peppers, red onion and remaining 1 cup parsley with pesto.
Oil and season squid ; grill 5 minutes over high heat until charred in spots. Cut bodies into rings; leave tentacles whole. Toss with the salad; season with salt and pepper and serve.