Grilled Octopus Salad w/Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

Sherri Williams


If you have never tried octopus, this recipe is the one to start with. It's so good and quite easy to make. Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and take a walk on the wild side! Cooking with Love & Passion sw :)


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
1 Hr 35 Min


  • 2 lb
    whole octopus, cleaned
  • 1/2
  • 2
    lime kaffir leaves
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 4
    garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2
    jalapeño peppers, cut
  • 1
    lemon, cut in half
  • ·
    sea salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin

  • 1/3 cup
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • ·
    juice & zest of 1 lemon
  • 1
    garlic clove, grated
  • 1 tsp
    maple syrup
  • ·
    sea salt to taste

  • 1
    jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1
    roma tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 small
    red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small
    cucumber, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes (optional)

How to Make Grilled Octopus Salad w/Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette


  1. Fill a large stock pot with water" 2/3's of the way up pot", onion, lime kaffir leaves, bay leaves, garlic cloves, jalapeño peppers, lemon and sea salt . Bring to a boil. Lower octopus in pot tentacles first. Reduce heat and simmer for 90 minutes or until tender. Set aside and cool.
  2. Heat grill to medium-high heat. Brush octopus with olive oil. Grill octopus 2-3 minutes on each side.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients.
  4. Place octopus on platter and assemble salad. Enjoy

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About Grilled Octopus Salad w/Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy

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