March 21st – “A new idea is just a hop, skip and a jump from very sweet reality.”

It’s another work at home day, so I get to cook. I’ve been wanting to try this octopus salad recipe from Chef Kreso for a while and today was my chance. I’ve eaten octopus many times and have never made it myself.

As usual, I didn’t have some of the ingredients. =)


This is what I ended up with.

Octopus Salad

6 baby octopus

1 tomato, diced

olive oil

freshly squeezed lemon juice

minced garlic

½ red onion, diced

salt and pepper


I added the octopus mix to a simple salad of:


Mixed greens

Garbanzo beans

Marinated artichokes




  1. Bring water (with salt) to boil. Add octopus and cook for about 2 to 4 minutes. Poke it with a fork to make sure it’s cooked. Take out immediately and rinse with cold water. This will stop it from cooking further into a rubbery mess.
  2. Dice octopus and mix with tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, onion, and salt and pepper.
  3. Add to salad. No salad dressing required!


More cooking to follow tomororw!

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