Sweet Chilli, Calamari and Rocket Salad


  • 1 tube of calamari
  • 1-2 cups of wild rocket
  • 1 punnet of blanched green beans
  • 1 fresh chopped red chilli, or chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of raw organic honey (leave out if you prefer being 100% sugar free, or substitute rice syrup, which has no fructose)
  • ½ teaspoon of crushed ginger
  • ½ an orange, sliced thinly
  • ½ a lemon
  • Olive oil, about 2-3 tablespoons


Clean calamari and chop into small pieces

Mix the honey, ginger, olive oil and chili

Place in a covered bowl with some above mix, plus a squeeze of lemon

Marinate for 10 minutes then cook on a very hot grill for just 1-2 minutes each side

Serve on a bed of rocket with chopped blanched green beans, and thin slices of orange on the side

You could add some chopped fresh chilli if you like

Did you know?

Seafood, including calamari, is an excellent source of iodine. Iodine is something that many women are deficient in, and it is crucial to a healthy thyroid. An under-functioning thyroid makes it very tough to lose body fat, and can negatively impact your memory. Eating a serve of seafood once a week is a great way to increase iodine without risking an overload of mercury 🙂