Octopus Salad “Phenomenal Sex”


  • 1 lb. (450 g) grilled or steamed octopus
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp. pomegranate juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 package salad greens
  • 2 large pears, sliced
  • 3 tbsp. pecorino cheese, shredded
  • Salt and Pepper to taste



  1. Heat olive oil over high heat, and add the pumpkin seeds and cook them until they are brown.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat, and add the brown sugar, tossing constantly.
  3. Mix in chilli powder, cumin, and cinnamon, and then spread the mixture on a plate to cool.
  4. In a blender, combine the dressing ingredients: garlic, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, honey, and salt.
  5. Cut octopus into even pieces.
  6. In a large bowl, mix salad leaves, pumpkin seeds, octopus (you can always replace it with other seafood such as shrimp or lobster), pears, and cheese.
  7. Drizzle the dressing over the salad.