OCTOPUS and POTATO SALAD italian recipe

OCTOPUS and POTATO SALAD italian recipe

Finally a soft octopus that melts in your mouth.

One of my favorite dishes is the octopus salad with potatoes.

A classic appetizer that is also an excellent single dish.

It is not always easy to get soft meat.

When I was a child my father fished them and threw them on a rock to make them soft!

But now I have Slow cooker and haven’t worry about strange tricks.

Just put all the ingredients in the pot and wait for the cooking time to run out.

The result will be above your expectations !!!!

OCTOPUS and POTATO SALAD italian recipe

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  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostMedium
  • Preparation time10 Minutes
  • Cooking time4 Hours
  • Serving4/6 portion
  • CuisineItalian
225,66 Kcal
calories per serving
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  • Power 225,66 (Kcal)
  • Carbohydrates 23,98 (g) of which sugars 2,97 (g)
  • Proteins 17,06 (g)
  • Fat 7,46 (g) of which saturated 1,46 (g)of which unsaturated 1,06 (g)
  • Fibers 2,81 (g)
  • Sodium 392,90 (mg)

Indicative values for a portion of 300 g processed in an automated way starting from the nutritional information available on the CREA* and FoodData Central** databases. It is not food and / or nutritional advice.

* CREATES Food and Nutrition Research Center: https://www.crea.gov.it/alimenti-e-nutrizione https://www.alimentinutrizione.it ** U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, 2019. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov


main ingredients

  • 2.2 poundsoctopus (1 kg)
  • 2 poundspotato (900 g)


  • 3 tablespoonsextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoonlemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • q.s.black pepper (powder)
  • 1 sprigparsley (fresh and chopped)
  • 10olive
  • 3 leavesbay


Octopus cleaning

  1. If you have purchased a fresh octopus, the first thing to do is clean it.

    Remove the pouch located in the head, remove the eyes with the tip of a knife and also the central tooth located in the head.

  2. Rinse well under running water.

    If you buy frozen octopus, the only thing you need to do is defrost it.

Octopus and potatoes cooking

  1. Lightly grease the pot of your slow cooker and put the octopus inside.

    I prefer to cook the potatoes separately in the pressure cooker (5 minutes) because they remain a beautiful white.

    To give more flavor you can add olives and bay leaves.

  2. Absolutely do not add any liquid!

    Turn on the slow cooker in HIGH mode and set the time to 4 hours.

    Meanwhile, cook the potatoes.

Preparing octopus and potato salad

  1. Once the octopus is cooked, open the lid of the pot and let it cool in its water.

    Then extract and rinse under water to remove gelatin.

    Meanwhile, the potatoes will also be cooked. Peel and cut into pieces of about 2 cm, do the same with the octopus.

  2. Separately, in a bowl, prepare an emulsion with oil, lemon juice, chopped parsley, salt and pepper.

    Transfer the octopus and potatoes to a salad bowl and season with the emulsion.

    Serve the octopus salad warm or at room temperature.


You can add half a glass of white wine, a few chopped tomatoes and a clove of garlic while cooking for a more intense flavor.

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