Mussels in Red Wine

This dish is made up of succulent mussels bathed in a tomato-infused red wine broth. Enjoy this as a starter for any meal, or double the recipe and serve with green salad and whole-grain pasta for a spectacular main course. If you don’t have fresh tomatoes and basil, substitute one 15-ounce can of no salt added diced tomatoes and a teaspoon of dried basil instead.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • ¾ cup tomato juice
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar
  • ¼ tsp. dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 dozen fresh mussels, scrubbed and beards removed

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Add wine, juice, basil, agave, thyme, and pepper.
  • Add mussels to the pan and stir well to coat. Cover the pan and steam until mussels open, roughly 5 minutes.
  • Uncover pan and discard any unopened mussels. Serve immediately with remaining broth.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup dry red wine
  • ¾ cup tomato juice
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar
  • ¼ tsp. dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 dozen fresh mussels, scrubbed and beards removed

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring, 3 minutes. Add wine, juice, basil, agave, thyme, and pepper.
  • Add mussels to the pan and stir well to coat. Cover the pan and steam until mussels open, roughly 5 minutes.
  • Uncover pan and discard any unopened mussels. Serve immediately with remaining broth.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories130
Total Fat3.5g
Saturated Fat0.5g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium330mg
Total Carbohydrate9g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Protein12g