Octopus and pineapple skewer. Ready in 3 minutes!

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The octopus and pineapple skewer is a very simple recipe to prepare. If you are looking for a quick and healthy dish when you don’t feel like cooking, this skewer is definitely the solution you were looking for. 

The sweet combination of the pineapple and the salty touch of the octopus, match perfectly in this simple cold skewer. Also, its presentation, although it is simple and easy to prepare, will surprise everybody. Do not miss all the steps to make this delicious octopus and pineapple skewer in 3 minutes.

  • To share: 4 people
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Time: 3 min
  • Ideal for: Light dinner
  • Calories: 73 Kcal/100g



Ingredients for four people:

1 tray of cooked octopus from el Rey del Pulpo.
1⁄2 natural pineapple
1 lemon


  • The first thing to do is to take the octopus out of the fridge in advance, so that it is not so cold and can be served at room temperature. This step is important, since the juice of the octopus being at low temperature turns into gelatin, and this way, the gelatin returns to its liquid state. If you do not have enough time to take it out of the fridge before, you can also wash it under the tap with warm water to remove the gelatin and it will be perfect.
  • The next step is the most important part of this recipe. It is time to cut the ingredients, and you should make sure that both (the octopus and pineapple pieces) are as similar as possible (in size and shape). The best thing to do is to choose the size depending on the skewers you are going to use to plate them. Before cutting, take into account the length of the skewer and how many pieces of each will fit.
  • Once the ingredients are cut, put them in the skewers. To plate it, just alternate a piece of octopus with a piece of pineapple.
  • Finally, season with a bit of extra virgin olive oil mixed with a few drops of lemon juice and sprinkle some salt flakes. Our octopus and pineapple skewer is ready in 3 minutes!


For this recipe, choose natural pineapple that is ripe, so that the contrast of flavors is as expected.


When choosing the skewer sticks for this recipe, choose long ones that are not too narrow or the octopus will not be skewered properly.

You can mix these skewers with others that have other ingredients to make a different mix, such as octopus with cheese or octopus with prawns.

If you liked this quick recipe, don’t miss other recipes with octopus such as octopus Galician style or this octopus and avocado salad. Let us know what you think about these octopus skewers with pineapple!

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