Octopus Salad

Octopus Salad was a really popular dish whilst sailing round Croatia. It’s so light and refreshing, full of flavour and texture! Serve with a side of warm crusty bread to help mop up all the lovely juices!

Octopus Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1 Octopus Whole
  • Bay Leaf, 5 Pepper Corns, 3 Celery Sticks, 1 Carrot (For Stock)
  • Handful of Black Olives
  • Handful of Fresh Parsley
  • Handful of Fresh Basil
  • Handful of Tomatoes
  • Swig of Olive Oil
  • 2tbsp Red Wine Vinegar


  1. Put all stock ingredients in a large Pot along with some salt for seasoning and a cork
  2. Add the Octopus to the pot and pour in water until the octopus is just covered
  3. Bring the pot to a boil and then simmer the Ocotpus for 30mins
  4. Take the pot off of the heat and leave the Octopus in the stock for a further 20mins
  5. Chop up all your ingredients including the Octopus and combine
  6. Dress with a swig of Olive Oil and Red Wine Vinegar
  7. Season to taste!

One thought on “Octopus Salad

  1. R Smallacombe says:

    Brilliant! Just what I needed for my trip… simple tasty.. and impressive! I loved the octopus salad and the Vietnamese dish though I was slightly challenged by the whole octopus! Perhaps I’ll become less squeamish as I venture into preparing sea cucumber! More, please Sarah…..


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