Sauteed Mussels with Garlic and Tomatoes


Packed with flavor and nutrients, this recipe is an easy and great tasting way to cook mussels.

Mussels are delicious, quick to cook, and cheap. Eating mussels significantly boosts your nutrient intake. Using clean farmed mussels negates their one big drawback – the tedious chore of debearding and scrubbing.

These sauteed mussels with garlic and tomatoes are the perfect appetizer or light dinner.

With only 3 grams of fat and 12 grams of carb, these Italian style seafood is a good source of protein.

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  • 2 pounds mussels

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup finely diced onions

  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic

  • 1 can (14 oz.) tomatoes, drained and chopped

  • 1/3 cup dry white wine

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)

  • 1-1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano (or 1/4 teaspoon dried)


  1. Scrub mussels under cold water; pull off hairy beards.

  2. Discard any that do not close when tapped. Set aside.

  3. In large non-stick saucepan, heat oil; saute onions and garlic for 2 minutes.

  4. Add tomatoes, wine, basil and oregano; cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

  5. Add mussels; cover and cook until mussels fully open, 4 to 5 minutes.

  6. Discard any that do not open.

  7. Arrange mussels in bowls; pour sauce over top.

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