Octopus Salad

Served with fried Plantains


One 2 pound octopus, cleaned


Several large sprigs of fresh oregano

Several large sprigs of fresh parsley

Lemon zest

The juice of one or two lemons

Several sprigs of fresh cilantro

1 cup seeded, chopped cucumber (peeled if the peels are thick and bitter, otherwise leave them on)

1/2 cup finely chopped red onion and/or shallots

3 green onions, sliced, including some of the darker green ends

1 fresh jalapeno, seeded and minced (test for heat, if really hot, only use a small amount)

1/2 cup (loose) chopped fresh cilantro, including tender stems

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

2 Tbsp cider vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

2 cups chopped, seeded tomatoes


Cut and dice your octupus. I used pre cooked octopus I found at Cotsco

Mix all ingredients well and add salt to taste if needed.

Let it rest 30-35 minutes if time permits so all flavors will incorporate


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