Mussel Recipes // Salads // Citrus Honey Mussel Salad
Cooking Time
Cooking Time:
7 Minutes
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Healthy
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Citrus Honey Mussel Salad


2 lb fresh PEI Mussels
1⁄4 cup yellow peppers diced
1⁄4 cup red peppers diced
1⁄4 cup red onions diced
2 oz arugula
salt and pepper to taste
1-2 shallots, finely chopped
1⁄2 cup honey
1⁄2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1⁄2 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 tsp dijon mustard
finely chopped italian parsley to taste
finely chopped chives to taste
juice and zest of 1/4 of one lime


  1. Combine shallots, honey, lemon juice, vegetable or canola oil, dijon mustard, parsley, chives and lime in a in a jar with a tightly fitting lid and shake well - or whisk in a bowl until emulsifies - for the citrus honey vinaigrette dressing. Set aside.
  2. Rinse fresh PEI Mussels under tap water. Tap any mussels that are still open and discard any that do not close after being tapped and rinsed. Set aside.
  3. Steam mussels in a covered pot for 5-7 minutes, or until the mussels open up. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  4. Remove mussel meat from shells and set aside.
  5. Refrigerate dressing for one hour prior to serving. The dressing will keep for 10 to 14 days in the refrigerator.
  6. When ready to serve combine mussel meats, peppers, onion, arugula, salt and pepper, and dressing.
  7. Stir and serve.
Recipe source: Chef Alain Bosse