Easy Pesto Mussels

  • Prep Time: 7 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 1/2 cup diced onion 125 mL
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes 250 mL
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine 60 mL
  • 2 bags (4 lb/2 kg) fresh mussels 0
  • 1/8 tsp each salt and pepper 0.5 mL
  • 3 tbsp pesto 45 mL
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced 0
  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread, sliced 235 g

Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until softened, 1 min. Stir in tomatoes, wine, sorted mussels, salt and pepper. Cover and cook until mussels open, approx. 7 min.

  • Step 2

    Divide mussels among 4 bowls, discarding any unopened shells. Stir pesto and lemon juice into reserved broth, ladle over mussels and serve with bread.

Tip

They may look fancy, but pulling together a mussels main is fast, easy and inexpensive.

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Nutrition Facts

  • ¼ of the recipe
  • Calories 350
  • Protein 26 g
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Sat fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Carbohydrates 34 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 710 mg