Jamie Oliver

Pesto mussels & toast

Baby courgettes, sweet tomatoes & peas

Pesto mussels & toast

Serves 2
Cooks In14 minutes
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    471
    24%
  • Fat
    22.1g
    32%
  • Saturates
    4.6g
    23%
  • Protein
    30.8g
    62%
  • Carbs
    36.5g
    14%
  • Sugars
    11.7g
    13%
  • Salt
    1.3g
    22%
  • Fibre
    8.7g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Super Food Family Classics
recipe adapted from

Super Food Family Classics

By Jamie Oliver
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Ingredients

  • 70 g pesto
  • 2 thick slices of wholemeal bread , (50g each)
  • 200g baby courgettes
  • 200g ripe mixed-colour cherry tomatoes , on the vine
  • 500g mussels , scrubbed, debearded, from sustainable sources
  • 160g fresh or frozen peas
  • 50ml white wine , optional
  • 2 sprigs of fresh basil
  • 2½ oz pesto
  • 2 thick slices of whole-grain bread (1¾ oz each)
  • 7 oz baby zucchini
  • 7 oz ripe mixed-color cherry tomatoes, on the vine
  • 1 lb mussels, scrubbed, debearded, from sustainable sources
  • 1¼ cups fresh or frozen peas
  • optional: ¼ cup white wine
  • 2 sprigs of fresh basil
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Super Food Family Classics
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Super Food Family Classics

By Jamie Oliver

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Method

  1. Put a large pan on a medium-high heat, and toast the bread as the pan heats up, turning when golden.
  2. Trim and finely slice the courgettes, and halve the cherry tomatoes.
  3. Check the mussels – if any are open, just give them a little tap and they should close; if they don’t they’re no good, so chuck those ones away.
  4. Remove the toast and spread one quarter of the pesto on each slice. You can find a recipe for my Super-quick batch pesto, if you'd like to have a go at making your own.
  5. Turn the heat under the pan up to full whack and tip in the mussels. Stir in the remaining pesto, the courgettes, tomatoes and peas.
  6. Add the wine (if using), or a good splash of water. Cover with a lid and leave to steam for 3 to 4 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally.
  7. When all the mussels have opened and are soft and juicy, they’re ready. If any remain closed, simply throw those away. Divide the mussels, veg and all those gorgeous juices between two large bowls, pick over the basil leaves and serve with the pesto toasts on the side for some epic dunking.
  1. Put a large pan on a medium-high heat, and toast the bread as the pan heats up, turning when golden.
  2. Trim and finely slice the zucchini, and halve the cherry tomatoes.
  3. Check the mussels—if any are open, just give them a little tap and they should close; if they don’t they’re no good, so chuck those ones away.
  4. Remove the toast and spread half of the pesto on each slice.
  5. Turn the heat under the pan up to full whack and tip in the mussels. Stir in the remaining pesto, the zucchini, tomatoes, and peas.
  6. Add the wine (if using), or a good splash of water. Cover with a lid and leave to steam for 3 to 4 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally.
  7. When all the mussels have opened and are soft and juicy, they’re ready. If any remain closed, simply throw those away. Divide the mussels, veg, and all those gorgeous juices between two large bowls, pick over the basil leaves, and serve with the pesto toasts on the side for some epic dunking.

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    471
    24%
  • Fat
    22.1g
    32%
  • Saturates
    4.6g
    23%
  • Protein
    30.8g
    62%
  • Carbs
    36.5g
    14%
  • Sugars
    11.7g
    13%
  • Salt
    1.3g
    22%
  • Fibre
    8.7g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake