receta de hamburguesa con pulpo

When you hear the word burger, what immediately comes to mind is a dish chock-full of calories and saturated fat. Well, here’s a burger you can eat without feeling guilty!

Octopus is naturally low in fat and has high-quality proteins, and together with avocado, which is high in oleic acid and helps keep cholesterol levels under control, this octopus burger is a healthy and tasty combination that’s hard to beat.

  • For sharing:  2 servings
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Time: 20 min
  • Ideal for: Main Dish
  • Calories: 230 Kcal/100g



Ingredients for 2 servings:

1 page of precooked octopus el Rey del Pulpo.
Burger buns.
1 red onion.

For the guacamole:

2 avocados.
½  onion.
1 small tomato.
½  lime.
Fresh cilantro.


  • The first thing to do is to prepare the guacamole. Mince the onion, grate the tomato and mince some cilantro. Set aside for later.
  • Next, peel the avocados. Slice the avocado in half and twist its halves apart. Tap the pit with a knife with enough force so that the knife edge wedges into the pit, twist the pit out of the avocado and discard. Next, use a spoon to scoop the flesh out of the skin. Repeat these steps with the other avocado and place the avocado flesh in a bowl or deep dish with a splash of lime juice.
  • Mash it well using a fork. Add the tomato, onion, cilantro and a pinch of salt.
  • Mix everything together well. Season to taste.
  • Once prepared, the guacamole is best consumed immediately as avocado, despite the lime juice on it, turns brown very quickly.
  • You can cook the burger by heating the octopus in the microwave or grilling it. This time around, you can heat the whole tentacle in the microwave to make the octopus burger. Another alternative would be to cut the tentacle into coarse slices and heat them.
  • To assemble the burger, place a generous amount of guacamole and some arugula on the bun. Then, place the octopus tentacle, another layer of guacamole, and the julienned red onions.
  • Set the bun top in place and your delicious octopus burger is ready!


When choosing an avocado, make sure the skin is not bruised or stained. It has to be a little soft—but not overly so—so that it’s ripe and perfect for making guacamole. You can also buy ready-made guacamole from any supermarket. If you prefer to change the sauce, here’s an article on sauces that go with octopus really well.

There are several alternatives with regard to the buns. It’s a good idea to go for rustic burger buns, since the crust will be sturdier, and will be able to hold the octopus burger together.

You can accompany your burger with some baked paprika potato wedges. To do this, slice some potatoes into wedges and boil with a little salt for 5 minutes. Drain.

Mix a splash of extra virgin olive oil, a teaspoon of sweet paprika, oregano, garlic powder and salt together in a bowl. Add the potatoes and stir everything together well.

Transfer to a dish lined with baking parchment and bake at 180 ºC for 30 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy.

Prepare your favorite dishes with octopus. You should also try our delicious grilled octopus which is so tasty and easy to make or the fried octopus.

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