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parsley mussel salad recipe - a fun and fresh way to let parsley take center stage! | www.lakesidetable.com
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Parsley Mussel Salad

This is a recipe inspired from my girlfriend Claudie's home town of Marseilles, France.  A far cry from Marseilles, IL!  It's a great way to enjoy parsley in a new and abundant way.  This is an easy dish that's fast to whip up.  It's Low Carb and Gluten Free too!  | www.lakesidetable.com
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine French
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Madalaine


  • 2 pounds of mussels
  • a big bunch of fresh parsley
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  • large soup pot
  • medium serving bowl
  • knife and chopping block


  1. Wash the mussels and discard any broken ones
  2. Turn the stove on medium high and put all the mussels in a large dry soup pot, cover with a lid but leave space for the steam to escape.
  3. After the pot starts to steam, steam them for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.
  4. While the mussels are steaming, chop the parsley, mince the garlic, and cut the lemon in 1/2.
  5. Open each mussels, remove the beard, release the mussel from the shell, and put them in a bowl.
  6. Gently toss the parsley and garlic into the mussels.
  7. Squeeze the lemon over the parsley and mussels.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

What take the most time in this recipe, is debearding the mussels.  If you can enlist the hands of a friend, it goes much faster and it's way more fun!

Nutrition Facts
Parsley Mussel Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Potassium 0mg0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.