This Italian salad comes together quickly and couldn’t be easier to prepare. Look for cooked, frozen octopus in the freezer section of your market to save extra time. Recipe developed by Khalil Hymore for Food Network Kitchen.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add 1 smashed garlic clove and cook 30 seconds. Add 3/4 pound cooked octopus tentacles (sliced 1/2 inch thick) and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in 2 teaspoons chopped oregano and 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt and pepper. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with 1 thinly sliced carrot, 1 thinly sliced celery stalk, 1 diced red bell pepper, 1 minced small shallot and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.