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Greek aromatic octopus balls

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Greek aromatic octopus balls


  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Wash and clean the octopus thoroughly. Remove the mouth and eyes and scrub the suckers to remove any grit or sand.
  • Place the octopus in a deep pot. Add the peppercorns, bay leaves, and balsamic vinegar.
  • Cover pot with plastic wrap and allow to simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how tender you like your octopus.
  • When ready, remove the peppercorns. Some may be stuck on the octopus.
  • Chop the octopus into pieces. Transfer to a bowl and add the herbs (dill, mint, basil), onion, lime zest and lime juice. Toss to coat.
  • Add the breadcrumbs, egg and flour, pepper, salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Mix.
  • Place a pan over high heat, until it gets very hot.
  • Cover the bottom of a pan with flour.
  • Shape the mixture into round balls and place them in the pan. Shake pan to coat balls.
  • Add some olive oil to the pan and sauté the octopus balls.
  • When ready, transfer to a clean baking pan and bake for 10 minutes.

For the sauce

  • Combine 2 tablespoons of tahini and 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl.
  • When completely combined and creamy, add salt, pepper and the juice of ½ a lemon.
  • Mix and serve.


Dredge them in flour and store them in the freezer for up to 1 month!

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
4 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
4 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
3 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
2 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
1 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
13 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
3 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
6 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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