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 that you’ll love!
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.
I served mine with some avocado and lettuce, but you can definitely use any type of vegetables you like on the side with this squid recipe.
Keto garlic squid, try this easy low carb dinner recipe! It’s full of flavor, ready in no time, delicious and healthy!
- 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.