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- Other recipes for salads with octopus (and other seafood)
Video: Octopus Salad - Recipe With Photo
Octopus - 500 g
Salad mix - 250 g
Olives - 20 g
Capers - 20 g
Balsamic vinegar - 1 tablespoon
Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
Pepper mixture - 5 g
Lemon - 0.5 pcs.
Oregano - 5 g
Cherry tomatoes - 5 pcs.
- 58 kcal
- 30 min.
- 30 min.
Photo of the finished dish
Step by step recipe with photo
Today I want to share with you a recipe for one of my favorite octopus salads. If you have never tried an octopus, I strongly recommend that you do it at least once, and it is better to start trying with such a bright, light and healthy salad.
This octopus salad is very popular in Crete. It is easy and quick to prepare. And the most difficult thing will be to boil the octopus. For this very reason, many do not prepare octopus dishes, fearing that they will not be able to cook it correctly. I will share the secret of how to easily and deliciously cook octopus and enjoy its taste to the fullest.
We will prepare all the products according to the list. Octopus can be used both fresh and frozen. I always take the mixture of lettuce leaves "Italian".
Luckily for me, we have octopus tentacles for sale, so I don't need to butcher the carcasses.
So, put the octopus in a saucepan and add 100 ml of water. We put the pan on the fire and let the water boil. Cooking the octopus for 20-25 minutes, periodically tasting the octopus meat for readiness with a knife. The finished meat is easily pierced with a knife. Once the knife has entered the octopus meat well, remove the pan from the heat. Place the octopus in a colander to completely drain the liquid. If you had an unpeeled octopus, then just clean the remnants of the red film under cold water. Pat the octopus dry with paper towels.
Cut the octopus tentacles into small portions.
Put the salad leaves mixture on a flat dish.
Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and put the tomatoes on a dish.
We spread the pieces of octopus there. Add olives, capers and pour olive oil and balsamic vinegar over the salad. Squeeze the juice out of half of the lemon and pour the salad over it. Sprinkle with dried oregano and salt to taste.
A ready-made octopus salad may well become a full-fledged main dish for those who lose weight and eat right. Or it may just please you as a very nutritious and delicious salad.
When I look at the salad I have prepared, I am always amazed at how good and simple the Cretan dishes are, how healthy and completely digestible they are. Enjoy your meal!
Other recipes for salads with octopus (and other seafood)
Light salad "Sea"
- Rice salad with octopus and other seafood