Mussel Recipes // Appetizers & Snacks // Mussels with Salsa
Cooking Time
Cooking Time:
5 min
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Healthy
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Mussels with Salsa


2 1⁄2 lb (1.1 kg) fresh PEI Mussels
1⁄2 cup (125 mL) mild salsa
1⁄4 cup (60 mL) water
Flat leaf parsley or cilantro, finely chopped - optional
Corn tortilla chips to scoop up the tasty sauce


  1. 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.
  2. Place salsa and water in a large pot over medium heat. Add mussels and cover. Leave to steam for 5-7 minutes, until mussels are open. Discard any mussels that do not open. 
  3. Toss mussels with salsa and fresh cilantro, if using.
Recipe source: Chef Lindsay Cameron Wilson