Salata od hobotnitse (Octopus salad)

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Salata od hobotnitse (Octopus salad)
Salata od hobotnitse (Octopus salad)
Servings:Serves 4 to 6
Calories per serving:464
Ready in:2 hours incl chilling time
Prep. time:1 hour 30 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:25th October 2012

In Serbian, this would be written as 'Салата од хоботнице'. You can use squid instead of octopus if you wish.


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  1. In a large saucepan, boil the octopus or squid in salted water for 20-25 minutes, or until just soft.
  2. Strain and leave to cool before covering and chilling for 45 minutes.
  3. Cut the tentacles from the body and head, then chop all the flesh into even pieces, slicing along the thick part of the tentacles following the direction of the suckers.
  4. In a bowl, combine the olive oil and the lemon juice.
  5. Add the parsley, olives, shallots, onion and octopus to the bowl.
  6. Season to taste and toss well.
  7. Arrange the octopus on a bed of lettuce, garnish with the coriander and serve with the lemon wedges.

Serving suggestions

Serve with good crusty bread.

Chef's notes

Do not overcook the octopus or squid or it will be come rubbery.

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