Octopus Salad Recipe

Octopus salad is one of my favorite summer dishes. My father sometimes makes it for dinner, so I decided to watch him preparing it the other day in order to write down the recipe and share it with you. 🙂


defrosted octopus (2 kg)

♥ 3 dl of dry white wine

♥ 1 dl of balsamic vinegar

♥ 1 tomato

♥ 2 onions

♥ 1 lemon

♥ 2 garlics

♥ a teaspoon of ungrouned black pepper

♥ 4 bay leaves

♥ 1 dl of olive oil

♥ parsley

♥ 1 carrot

♥ 1 celery twing

♥ 5 corks

♥ water

♥ 25 dag of cherry tomatoes

♥ olives


The first thing you’re gonna need is an octpus. Obviously. The one that my father used weighted about 2 kg. After washing it and removing all the inedible parts, you’ll have to put it in a big pot and then add: 2 dl of dry white wine, 0.5 dl of balsamic vinegar, one tomato cut in half, an onion cut in half, lemon juice (1/2 lemon), one small garlic – peeled but not minced or chopped, a teaspoon of black pepper, 4 bay leaves, 0.5 dl of olive oil, some parsley, a carrot cut in half lengthways, a celery twig, 5 corks, and enough warm water to cover everything you’ve just put in. After you’ve put all of these things in a pot, boil the mixture and then cook it for another hour and 15 minutes. When the cooking is done, take out the octopus and let it strain until it gets cold. 

When the octopus is all cooled down, cut it on little pieces and put them in a salad bowl. Then also add: lemon juice (1/2 lemon), 1 dl of wine, 0.5 dl of balsamic vinnegar, 25 dag of cherry tomatoes cut in half, one diced onion, some ground pepper, 0.5 dl of olive oil, a handful of olives, one finely chopped garlic and a handful of finely chopped parsley. That’s it! Now put it in a fridge for a day or so and then eat it! So, how do you like the recipe? Will you be trying it out or are you maybe not a big fan of octopus?


  1. Rebeka
    August 29, 2012 / 12:23 pm

    This looks so amazingly yummy!www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

  2. Miss Vodka
    August 29, 2012 / 12:34 pm

    The octopus looks scary D:

  3. Anonymous
    August 29, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    ♥Looks yummmy

  4. Fleur
    August 29, 2012 / 1:29 pm

    I do love octopus, so I may have to try this. I've never cooked it myself though so I'd be a bit nervous. The salad looks very tasty! I'd imagine its great on a really hot day. xo

  5. With love, Ana.
    August 29, 2012 / 4:27 pm

    Njami, obožujem to solato!

  6. Lucia
    August 29, 2012 / 6:24 pm

    I'm definitely making this…I love octopus! 🙂

  7. Adeola Naomi
    August 29, 2012 / 7:42 pm

    Yummy!!! Great pictures and thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. Je suis Sophie
    August 29, 2012 / 8:06 pm

    Damn, this look sooo good. I might try something similar myself (I have to make small proportions since I live alone on my app during the schoolyear, so a whole octopus might be to much 😀 )

    • Sandra
      August 29, 2012 / 8:53 pm

      Yup, that would be quite a lot, haha. 😀

  9. Meg
    August 29, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    wow I've never tried octopus before but this looks really nice! I came over from bbloggers chat and I'm now following 🙂 xxxmegsbudgetboutique.blogspot.co.uk

    • Sandra
      August 29, 2012 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  10. Kerys Marie
    August 29, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    I'm sure if you go to the fish mongers they will be able to sort the octopus out so you didn't end up with any of the bad bits, I'd be terrible and trying to work that out!But this looks unbelieveably yummy :)xxxwww.littleboblab.blogspot.com

    • Sandra
      August 29, 2012 / 8:54 pm

      Yeah, I wouldn't be able to do it myself. It's way too gross. 😀

  11. Selinah
    August 29, 2012 / 8:41 pm

    I absolutely love the layout and content of your blog, new follower!

    • Sandra
      August 29, 2012 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  12. Megan Diaz
    August 29, 2012 / 10:23 pm

    Yum! Ive had this but never attempted to make…looks delish!xx Hot Pink Day Libi & Lola

  13. Lola Loves
    September 2, 2012 / 8:07 pm

    I am always on the lookout for healthy new meal ideas. This looks yummy, I am a massive squid fan!!

  14. Kristina Kac
    September 12, 2012 / 11:13 am

    Ko sem vidla tole hobotnico sem prvo pomislila "O my God", ampak bi zdaj ubijala za to solato 🙂 Izgleda dobra 🙂

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