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Octopus Salad
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This fresh and light Octopus Salad recipe or Portuguese Salada de Polvo will transport you to the Portugal's coast with its burst of flavors!

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Ingredients

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10 ounces (3 jars) canned octopus 250 grams
1 onion(s)
0.5 lemon(s) juice from half of the lemon
1 yellow pepper
1 red pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
4 sprigs parsley
to taste salt
to taste, fresh cracked pepper

Nutrition

100 g
Serving Size
284
Calories
14.5 g
Protein
3 g
Fat
8.6
Carbohydrates
3 g
Saturated Fat
41 mg
Cholesterol
1.6 g
Fiber
261 mg
Sodium
2.9 g
Sugar
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      If you are a seafood lover you will absolutely enjoy this fresh and light Portuguese Octopus Salad or Salada de Polvo in Portuguese. This salad is very delicious and works great as an appetizer. It is usually served with fresh bread or crackers.

      Octopus takes a huge part in Portuguese cuisine, not as big as a codfish, but still pretty massive. There are many recipes that you can make with it – baked, grilled and even stewed. This Portuguese Octopus salad doesn’t require many ingredients. You only need fresh bell pepper, onion, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, and parsley. If you are not a fan of peppers, you may omit them.

      Can I use canned octopus?

      Yes. In fact, I used canned octopus here, too. It makes if very easy to make this fancy appetizer in just 10 minutes.ย  Simply chop the vegetables and add your canned octopus, mix all the ingredients and your Salada de Polvo is ready. Your guests will be impressed and you will not be disappointed either.

      Is it possible to use a fresh octopus?

      Yes, it is. You can buy a fresh octopus and boil it for thirty minutes until the tentacles are soft. Then, cut them into pieces, and unless the octopus is as chewy as a rubber, you’ve cooked your octopus to perfection!

      Can I use frozen octopus?

      Absolutely. Defrost the octopus completely, clean it if it wasn’t cleaned before, and cook in water with a small onion.

      How many servings?

      You can serve one octopus of 2 pounds (or 1 kilogram) to a party of up to 12 people. But I am using this recipe in particular to feed up to 4 people.

      What does octopus salad pair with?

      Enjoy this fresh and juicy Portuguese Octopus Salad with a piece of bread and a glass of white wine.

      Portuguese Octopus Salad served

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      Steps

      1
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      1 min

      Gather ingredients

      Prepare all the ingredients.

      2
      Done
      1 min

      Chop peppers

      Chop the yellow and red pepper.

      3
      Done
      1 min

      Chop Onion

      Peel and chop the onion.

      4
      Done
      2 min

      Chop Parsley & Combine

      Chop the parsley. Combine all the ingredients with the canned octopus in a bowl.

      5
      Done
      1 min

      Add olive oil

      Add the olive oil to the bowl with other ingredients.

      6
      Done
      1 min

      Add vinegar

      Add the white vinegar to the bowl with other ingredients.

      7
      Done
      1 min

      Add lemon juice

      Add the lemon juice to the bowl with other ingredients.

      8
      Done
      1 min

      Season

      Add the salt and pepper, and mix the salad.

      9
      Done

      Serve

      Your Portuguese Octopus Salad is ready. Enjoy!

      Helena

      Recipe creator and contributing writer to food-related publications.

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