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Mussels in Herbed Tomato Broth

Mussels in Herbed Tomato Broth

Mussels in herbed tomato broth are impressive, delicious and super fast which makes this the perfect dish for entertaining. Serve with salad and crusty bread.

Cooking Light JANUARY 2005

  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)


  • 4 basil leaves
  • 4 fresh oregano sprigs
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped plum tomato (about 1 pound)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small lemon, sliced
  • 2 pounds small mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine


Place basil and oregano in a large saucepan; top with tomato, pepper, and lemon. Arrange mussels over lemon; pour broth and wine over mussels. Cover, bring to a boil, and cook 3 minutes or until shells open. Remove from heat; discard any unopened shells.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 297
  • Calories from fat: 19%
  • Fat: 6.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Protein: 32.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 23.1g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol: 67mg
  • Iron: 11mg
  • Sodium: 999mg
  • Calcium: 110mg

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