Mussels With Tomatoes, Basil and Garlic

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Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is an easy and great tasting way to cook mussels.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs mussels
  • 1 12 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 12 cup diced onion, finely
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, crushed
  • 1 (14 ounce) can tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 13 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 12 teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped (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.