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Octopus Salad, Greek Recipe

Updated: Mar 5

  • Original Greek octopus salad recipe. A real summer salad that pleases at any time. Follow recipe.

Ingredients: simple, total time: 1h 30 min.
  • 500 g of octopus tentacles only

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

  • 300 g of green salad

  • 300 g of red salad

  • 200 g of baby rocket

  • 200 g of baby spinach

  • 3 chopped spring onions

Dressing:

  • 200 ml olive oil

  • 70 ml lemon juice

  • 1 Tablespoon mustard

  • 1 Tablespoon honey

  • 40 g of hazelnuts

  • salt to taste

  • freshly ground pepper

Preparation:
  1. Put all the topping ingredients, olive oil, lemon, mustard, honey, hazelnuts, salt, and freshly ground paprika in a small mixer and beat until a thick topping is created.

  2. Put the octopus tentacles in a pot with a glass of water and bay leaf and cook over medium heat.

  3. Leave the octopus to simmer for 1 hour and when it is ready, strain it and leave it to cool. Cut lengthwise, then into pieces 2-3 cm long, and place them in a bowl.

  4. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and freshly ground pepper and mix well.

  5. Take a frying pan and put the tentacles on moderate heat to get the color and aroma. Bake briefly.

  6. Put all the vegetables cut into small pieces in a bowl and mix with freshly chopped onions.

  7. Pour the dressing over the salad, add the octopus, mix well and serve. Enjoy in bites!

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