Garlic, cilantro and onion could easily overpower the key to this Mexican-style salad--squid. But the strong flavors actually complement the squid, which is mild in taste and low in calories.
Squid cooks very quickly--be sure to remove it from the burner and drain immediately. Cooked squid should be tender and white with slightly curled edges. Overcooked squid will be tough like rubber and hard to eat.
Buy cleaned squid at your seafood counter, if possible, since cleaning squid yourself can be time-consuming.
Toss the warmed squid with the rest of the salad ingredients for the flavors to blend. Then, enjoy--you’ll have the perfect summer meal.