Calamari Cous Cous

Calamari Cous CousI adore calamari and it is a food which you can easily buy and keep in the freezer.

It is incredibly nutritious if cooked in the right way (i.e. not deep fried). It is high in iron and B vitamins as well as omega 3 fatty acids.

It is also very quick and easy to cook hence why I wanted to share this delicious recipe you could eat on a weight loss diet too.  This recipe is a little inspired by a Spanish paella.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves 4


  • 400 grams of calamari (if frozen defrost pre cook)
  • 2 cups of cooked wholemeal cous cous
  • 1 red onion finely sliced
  • 2 cans of diced or crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup of diced pitted olives (black or green)
  • 1 zucchini chopped
  • 1 red capsicum chopped
  • 2 tsp of paprika
  • 1 handful of fresh parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tbs of oil


  1. Cook the cous cous as per the packet instructions and set aside.
  2. In a hot pan, heat the oil and pan fry the crushed garlic.
  3. Add in the chopped zucchini and capsicum and heat through and slightly soften.
  4. Add in the calamari, olives, canned tomatoes and paprika. Bring to a boil and then lightly simmer for a few minutes.
  5. Turn off the mixture add in your cous cous and red onion and lightly toss through to serve.

295 calories per serve

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