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Costco Calamari Salad Copycat Recipe

Costco Calamari Salad Recipe

Costco’s food court is a great place to grab a quick bite or even something more substantial like this calamari salad. This traditional Japanese dish is a great way to consume fresh and flavorful ingredients.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Ready in: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 95kcal


  • a bowl


  • 2 tbsp. celery sliced
  • 4 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Kadoya sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. Ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp. red onions sliced
  • 1/2 lb. cleaned and sliced into rings squid
  • 2 tbsp. green onions sliced
  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. bamboo shoots sliced
  • 2 tbsp. kikurage mushrooms sliced


  • In a large bowl, combine celery, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, grated ginger, soy sauce and vegetable oil.
  • Add the squid slices to the marinade and stir gently for 30 minutes or longer.
  • Mix in red onions, green onions, sesame seeds, sugar, bamboo shoots and kikurage mushrooms. Stir to combine all of the ingredients.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
  • Garnish with extra green onions and sesame seeds before serving.


  • Make sure the squid is fresh and properly cleaned before adding it to the marinade.
  • Feel free to switch up the vegetables you use in this dish, such as bell peppers or carrots.
  • To make it a bit spicier, add some chili flakes to the marinade.
  • You can also serve this dish over cooked rice or noodles for an easy meal.
Keyword: Costco Calamari Salad Recipe