Baby Octopus, Artichoke and Feta Salad

October 25, 2013
Baby Octopus, Artichoke and Feta Salad

Are we ready for summer?
Me? its a BIG NO!!!

If you follow my ramblings, you'd know that I am NOT a SUMMER person.
Its ironic... I grew up in a tropical country, whereby, 4 seasons in a year can only happened on TV or in dreams, and yet, I melt in hot OZ summer. would be nice to escape to northern Hemisphere this time of the year...hmmmm... wishing I have a holiday home tuck somehere in the Alps.

Summer salad  Baby Octopus, Artichoke and Feta Salad

... but not everything about Summer I loathe.
Summer is the time for light cooking...having cold meal for dinner with cold drinks and finish off the meal with cold dessert (anything that comes out of the freezer...).

Seafood and feta salad

This baby octopus salad is excellent on hot summer days, prepare ahead and refrigerate until about dinner time, serve with bread rolls. 

Easy summer Baby Octopus, Artichoke and Feta Salad recipe.

Octopus, Artichoke and Feta Salad

adapted from Great Taste Seafood from Bay Books.
Serve 4
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1 kg baby octopus - cleaned and cut off the claw
3 teaspoon fresh oregano - finely chopped
2 garlic cloves - finely chopped
1 red chilli - seeded and finely chopped
zest and juice of 1 lime 
3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
100 g french beans - trimmed and steamed
125 g rockets
1 handful mint leaves
250 g marinated artichoke (or a bottle of store-bought artichoke) - halved
120g reduced fat feta cheese
1 1/2 tablespoon baby capers - rinsed and squeezed dry
  1. Boil water in a big pot, add octopus and give it a stir. 
  2. Bring to rapid boil for 1 to 2 minutes. 
  3. Drained off the water and transfer to a pot of cold water (to stop it from cooking further). 
  4. Drain off the water. 
  5. Combine oregano, garlic, chilli, lime zest and lime juice with 2 tablespoon of oil. 
  6. Mix well and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. 
  7. Add in artichoke, feta, capers, beans, rocket and mint. 
  8. Season with salt and drizzle with olive oil. 
  9. Serve 
Note: For those who doesn't like chewy texture, may substitute baby octopus with squid...


  1. I am not a humid steaming hot summer person, but the summer here in Germany is really mild and beautiful. I am learning to really enjoy it..
    The octopus salad looks divine, Lisa.

    1. Summer in Norther Hemisphere is milder than summer in Oz :(

  2. I'm not into summer, hot scorching and sweltering weather too. Coming from a girl who used to live in KL and how lives in humid Florida :D

    Love this bright and colorful salad!!