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Authentic Vrasto Htapodi Recipe. Delicious Greek Traditional Boiled Octopus.

Boiled Octopus or “Vrastó Htapódi Recipe” is a traditional Greek dish that you can taste in the majority of the fish tavernas of the sunny Greek islands. Enjoy it!

Things to know about Vrasto Htapodi Recipe

Octopus is a must-try if you want to experience a traditional Greek dish. With this easy Greek-style octopus recipe, Vrasto Htapodi, you can perfectly cook the octopus and bring out their inherent flavor.

Even though fresh octopus is not frequently found outside of Greece, it is one of those foods that is worth making an extra effort to find. Anytime you can find fresh octopus, prepare this traditional Greek dish Vrasto Htapodi at home and relive your favorite summer vacation!

To know more other ways to cook your Octopus, here are two other recipes you can check, Htapódi Krasáto Kokkinistó and Htapódi Krasáto.

Greek Traditional Boiled Octopus. Authentic Recipe of “Vrastó Htapódi”.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Βραστό χταπόδι
Maria Papadopoulos
The Boiled Octopus is a traditional Greek dish that you can taste to the majority of the fish tavernas of the sunny Greek islands. Enjoy it!
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Main Cooking Method Boiled
Occasional Cooking Weekend Family Meal Recipes


Servings 10 Portions
Calories / Serving 267 kcal


  • 1.5 kg (3.31 lb) Octopus
  • ¾ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Soupspoon Wine Vinegar
  • 3 glove Garlic
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Dried Oregano or Parsley
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  • Wash the octopus well and place it in a pan with no water.
  • Allow cooking at a moderate heat in its own juices.
  • Once the juices have been fully absorbed, add a little water if it hasn't been softened sufficiently.
  • After it has softened (cooked), drain it and cut it into pieces.
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients and add them to the octopus.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:


Calories: 267kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 22gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 345mgPotassium: 527mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 225IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 8mg
Keyword Greek Boiled Octopus, Vrastó Htapódi, Οκταπόδι βραστό
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