Squid, Celery and Tomato Salad

Preparation info

  • Serves at least


    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

  • About

A good fishmonger will do the mucky bit of cleaning the squid, but where would be the fun in that?


  • 1 head of leafy green celery
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and very finely chopped
  • 2 good pinches


Remove the coarsest outside sticks of the celery and the green tops and save for another use. Cut the inner sticks thinly on the diagonal and place in a salad bowl. Add the garlic to the celery, then season with salt and the chilli flakes and mix well.

Prepare the squid. Rinse it well in cold water, then pull the tentacles, head, stomach and quill away from the body. Cut the tentacles a