Recipe Episode 6: Grilled Calamari Salad-GhanaVeg Food Diaries

 Recipe for Grilled Calamari Salad

Episode 6 of GhanaVeg Food Diaries focuses on the use of Hybrid seeds and a lovely recipe of Grilled Calamari Salad Link


4 cups chopped lettuce, 1 cup green bell pepper, 1 cup red onion, diced, 1 cup tomatoes diced, 1 cup carrots diced, 1 cup avocado cut, 1 cup beetroot, diced, slices from 2 oranges, 400 g calamari, oil, salt, Vinaigrette, 60 ml oil,1 tsp mustard, juice from oranges, salt, pepper to taste


Season the calamari with oil and salt. Grill, them, cooking each side for about 2-3 minutes. Mix all the ingredients from the vinaigrette together until slightly thickened. Cut and mix all the vegetables except the salad and oranges and toss with vinaigrette. Placed the lettuce on the serving plate, top with dressed vegetables and top with grilled Calamari and orange slices.

The GhanaVeg  food Diaries is a television cook show developed to raise awareness on the consumption of vegetables and production related challenges in the vegetable sector.  The show has been segmented to discuss thought provoking issues that consumers need to know.

This episode focuses on one of GhanaVeg’s  project partner Tikola Ghana. Tikola Ghana has been founded by GhanaVeg to collaborate with East West Seeds to  supply to Ghana’s vegetable sector hybrid seeds ranging from peppers, onions, cucumber, tomatoes,  okra, pawpaw seeds among others.

With this episode, GhanaVeg  food diaries visits Eben’s farm to see how production is with him with the use of ‘Prema’ seed, an onion variety from Tikola Ghana.  The show discusses how the seeds are improving production in terms of yield.

An interview was conducted with the public to ascertain on what their knowledge is on the use of healthy and quality seeds for production whether or not this is paramount to the kind of produce we harvest.

To climax the episode, we take a quick look at a  mouth-watering Grilled Calamari Salad  recipe with Selassie (Host & chef) and Eben (farmer).