Steamed Mussels with Charmoula

Charmoula is a classic Moroccan seasoning blend similar in consistency to Italian pesto.

Yield: 2 servings (serving size: about 14 mussels)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 237
  • Calories from fat: 36%
  • Fat: 9.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 17g
  • Carbohydrate: 10.8g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Iron: 6.8mg
  • Sodium: 591mg
  • Calcium: 97mg


  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 pound small mussels, scrubbed and debearded (about 28 mussels)
  • Charmoula
  • 1/2 cup drained canned navy beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion; saute 3 minutes. Add wine and mussels; cover and cook over high heat 4 minutes or until shells open. Discard any unopened shells. Stir in Charmoula, beans, and salt; cook until thoroughly heated.
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