Octopus salad for a snack

Octopus salad is prepared with a dressing of olive oil and lemon, to add flavor, it is sprinkled with a little curry. Serve the salad with other salads at the dinner table, or in small portions as an appetizer.

Octopus salad for a snack

Photo: Marcia Zoladz / Marcia’s Kitchen

The best way to prepare an octopus is to buy it already cleaned, since the octopus has eyes, tentacles, mouth, and many swimming areas that collect a lot of sand.

The best explanation I’ve ever seen, completely free of shame, and showing a simple method that I like, is in the following link.

This is the Youtube channel of Luiz Gustavo Peixeiro. Copy the link and paste it in the YOUTUBE app to watch.



Serves: 6 to 8 servings

Preparation time: 2 hours


  • 1 octopus weighs 2 kg
  • 1 teaspoon of curry
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 4 carrots – thin white part of green chives or half a head of leek
  • 8 small black olives
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground chili pepper


  • Octopus is easy to prepare, although many people complain and say that it does not work. I put the cleaned octopus in a pressure cooker with two bay leaves, cover with water, and cook it for 30 minutes after the pressure has started. And I open the pan as soon as it cools down.
  • If you want to clean the octopus at home, I recommend following the instructions in the video above from Youtube. Or as I usually do, I order them to clean and separate the tentacles and the octopus head at the fishmongers.
  • Copy and paste the link in the margin into the YouTube app www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfszBFLsTGk
  • Octopus can be cooked and tasted in advance. Once it cools down, cut the pre-cooked octopus into thin slices, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and cut the white pepper into thin slices. I also prepare this salad with celery cut into slices and cut into small pieces. Add olives and season with olive oil, lemon juice, curry, black pepper and salt. Cover the salad bowl with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until serving time. Serve with rolls.


Raw leek can be used instead of onion, its taste is lighter. Cut it into thin slices and throw it in a salad, or add it to a soup before serving.

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