• 1 octopus of 1.5 kg
  • 3 small carrots
  • 1 raw pepper (green or red)
  • 400 g of whole new potatoes
  • 150 g of Greek olives with chilli
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 100 g of white celery
  • 200 g of kumquat (Chinese mandarins)
  • Fresh dill
  • Chives
  • 1 lemon


Prepare a lemon, dill and chives vinaigrette, which will be used to dress the octopus salad.

Boil the cleaned, washed octopus in a casserole. Put it in cold water and bring the water to a boil. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until soft.

Chop the chives and dill with a knife, put in a bowl and add extra virgin olive oil and the juice of one lemon. Mix vigorously with a whisk until the result is clear and slightly fluffy.

Cover with cling film and place to macerate in the fridge.

Start preparing all the raw vegetables to make the salad with: cut the carrots, peppers and white celery into cubes as evenly as possible.

Put everything in a bowl and add the olives.

Cut the kumquats, previously washed well, in half and put in a bowl.

Boil the peeled new potatoes when they are ready, let them cool and only when they are cold add to the rest of the vegetables (to prevent them from breaking inside the salad).

Once the octopus is ready, let it cool in its own cooking water until it reaches room temperature.

Once cooled clean it by removing the skin on the tentacles.

Cut it into 2 cm thick slices.

Place in the bowl with all the vegetables and add the dill and chives vinaigrette, mix and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Serve fresh as an appetizer or as a second course.


By @Frollemente