Charred Octopus and White Bean Salad

food network
20210 mins (prep 40, cooking 10)
20 ingredients
4 to 6 servings

Categories:  salad , arugula , grilling ,
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  • one 3- to 4-pound octopus, cleaned
  • 1/4 cup flakey sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped simple preserved lemons, recipe follows, plus more for garnish
  • juice and zest of 1 meyer lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to garnish
  • 3 fresh basil leaves, finely julienned
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • olive oil, for grilling
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 lightly packed cups baby arugula, washed and trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked white beans
  • 2 tablespoons finely sliced fresno chile
  • 2 radishes, finely sliced on a mandoline or with a sharp knife
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
  • flakey sea salt, for garnishing
  • cook's note: to clean fresh octopus, turn the head inside out and remove the ink sac, innards and mouthparts. rinse gently and pat dry.
  • 4 meyer lemons
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • water or freshly squeezed lemon juice, to cover


Serving Size (69.52 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 214.5 Calories from Fat 149.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.6g 102.15%
Saturated Fat 2.24g 44.76%
Trans Fat 0.01g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 7735.76mg 1289.29%
Total Carbohydrate 17.06g 22.74%
Dietary Fiber 5.08 g 81.28%
Sugars 4.14 g %
Protein 2.45g 19.57%
Vitamin A 1962.49IU% Vitamin C 11.86mg%
Calcium 18.12mg% Iron 0.98mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
white balsamic vinegar, finely minced garlic, chopped, meyer lemon, fresh basil leaves, freshly cracked black pepper, , freshly cracked black pepper, baby arugula, lightly packed, cooked white beans, sliced, , fresh, meyer lemons, or, freshly squeezed lemon juice