Baby octopus salad is a wonderful seafood dish, and a good alternative to ordinary octopus salad, and if you fancy a change or your fishmonger only has baby octopus available, don’t hesitate to try it. As far as a dressing is concerned, all you have to do is look in your fridge and let your imagination run free, adding any vegetables you like. Be careful not to overcook the octopus: they can become hard!
Wash the baby octopus well, removing them of their beaks, eyes and entrails. Boil some water with a splash of vinegar, a bay leaf and two celery stalks. When it boils, cook the octopus for a few minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the salad: in a large bowl put a glug of extra virgin olive oil, a crushed clove of garlic, chopped tomatoes, carrot slices, celery slices, chopped parsley, and olives. Then add the chopped octopus with some boiled potatoes. Season with salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice. Serve warm or cold.