Salata od Hobotnice – Octopus Salad


This Croatian version of an octopus salad is perfect as a starter or light lunch.

Salata od Hobotnice - Octopus Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Croatian
Author: The Cook


  • 1 kg octopus, cleaned
  • 2 small red onions, sliced thinly
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 small Bintje potatoes
  • 2 to matoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil, to taste
  • red wine vinegar, to taste
  • 2 lemons, 1 squeezed for juice and the other sliced for garnishing .


  • Place the octopus into a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, lower the temperature to medium-low and cover the pot. Leave it for about 1½ hours until tender.
  • When the octopus is soft, the tentacles with remain a bit firm, peel the skin by rinsing the octopus under warm water. Chop the octopus into pieces of about 4 cm in length.
  • Peel the potatoes and boil them until fork tender, drain the water and slice the potatoes.
  • In a bowl, combine the octopus, potatoes, onion, garlic and tomato sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste, then drizzle a generous amount of olive oil and red wine vinegar and the lemon juice.
  • Mix well and garnish with the fresh parsley, lemon slices and serve.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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