Comfort food has many seasons. This creamy polenta and octopus salad is the perfect Summer comfort food. A nice balance of crisp, zesty, seasonal produce and lusciously tender octopus make for a spectacular warm-weather salad. Matiz’s wild-caught, tinned octopus takes away the typical stress many folks have when preparing this delicate ingredient. This octo is beautifully seasoned with Spanish evoo, sea salt, and a light squeeze of lemon. The seasoned olive oil is so tasty we use it in-part with our super simple salad dressing too! The creamy polenta is so very simple to make (thanks to the Instant Pot). To boost the overall flavor of the polenta, we use Aneto’s Vegetable Broth. Made with onions, carrots, leeks, celery, evoo and sea salt, we really don’t need many additional ingredients, thanks to this superior broth. Milk and grated parmesan are whisked into the cooked polenta, adding that sensational creaminess and smooth texture we all love.