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Steamed Pesto Mussels

A big bowl of steamed pesto mussels is so warm and comforting...it's perfect for a cool fall or cold winter day.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 196kcal



  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and sauté the garlic, serrano peppers and pesto in olive oil for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add all remaining ingredients except the lime juice and mussels.
  • Simmer for 8 minutes. Add additional salt to taste if needed.
  • Add the mussels and simmer until they open (with lid closed), about 10 minutes. Discard any mussels that don't open.
  • Stir in fresh lime juice and serve with crusty toasted slices of baguette.


  1. Use full fat coconut milk for the best results.
  2. Fresh mussels will provide the best results, but pre-cooked can be used in a pinch as well.
  3. Discard any mussels that don't open. Give them time (at least 10 minutes), but if the others have already been open for a few minutes, then it's time to discard.
  4. I Highly recommend serving it with crusty bread to sop up the cooking liquid.


Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 551mg | Potassium: 298mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg