Charcoal Grilled Octopus Salad


1 lb octopus, cleaned
2 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 ribs celery, sliced on a bias
1 bunch parsley, tough stems removed, chopped
1 onion, thinly sliced
juice of 2 lemons
kosher salt and black pepper to taste
butter lettuce cups or other greens for serving

This is a simple salad with grilled octopus, celery, parsley, onions, lemon juice and olive oil.

  • Clean the octopus, then add to a pot of boiling water and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the octopus from the water and place over a charcoal grill and grill on all sides for about 10 minutes.
  • Slice the octopus into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • In a large bowl, add the parsley celery, onions and octopus and gently mix well.
  • Add the olive oil, lemon juice, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Gently toss again.
  • Serve in butter lettuce cups.




10 min


30 min


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