Grilled Baby Octopus with Mango Salsa and Chilli-Lime Dressing Recipe

Grilled Baby Octopus with Mango Salsa and Chilli-Lime Dressing Recipe


Calling all octopus aficionados!  This Grilled Baby Octopus is a flavour explosion waiting to happen. Tender, perfectly charred tentacles are served alongside a refreshing mango salsa and a zesty chilli-lime dressing. It's a dish that's both exciting and balanced, perfect for any occasion where you want to celebrate the glory of octopus!


  • 500 g baby octopus
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 fresh chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Prepare the Octopus
    1 Prepare the Octopus

    Clean and tenderise the baby octopus. Marinate with olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper for 30 minutes.

  2. Grill the Octopus
    2 Grill the Octopus

    Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Grill the marinated octopus for 3-4 minutes per side until charred and tender.

  3. Make the Mango Salsa
    3 Make the Mango Salsa

    In a bowl, combine diced mango, red onion, coriander, and lime juice. Mix well and set aside.

  4. Prepare the Chilli-Lime Dressing
    4 Prepare the Chilli-Lime Dressing

    In another bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, finely chopped chilli, and honey. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Serve
    5 Serve

    Arrange the grilled octopus on a platter, top with mango salsa, and drizzle with the chilli-lime dressing. Garnish with extra coriander leaves.

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