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Croatia Salata od Hobotnice (Octopus Salad)

Course Salad
Cuisine Croatia
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 frozen octopus
  • 1 small red onion sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4-5 small Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 to mato diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Olive oil to taste
  • Red wine Vinegar to taste
  • 1 lemon ½ squeezed for juice and half for garnish slices.


  • Put the octopus into a large pot of water and bring to a boil. (Add a wine cork to the water to ensure tenderness) Once it reaches a boil, lower the temperature to medium-low and cover the pot. Leave it for about 1 ½ hours until tender.
  • When the octopus is soft, the tentacles with remain a bit firm, peel the skin by rinsing the octopus under warm water. Chop the octopus into pieces of about 1 ½ inches in length.
  • Peel the potatoes and boil them until fork tender, drain the water and slice the potatoes.
  • In a bowl, combine the octopus, potatoes, onion, garlic and tomato sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste, then drizzle a generous amount of olive oil and red wine vinegar and the juice of ½ lemon. Mix well and garnish with the fresh parsley, lemon slices and serve.
  • Dobar Tek!