Garlic Basil Pasta with Mussels

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 5 leafs basil, diced
  • 3 cups spinach (or other mild green), chopped
  • 6 mussels, meats only (if still in the shell, remove from shell)
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • sprinkle of oregano, dried
  • salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium frying pan add 1 Tbsp coconut oil and the shallots. Roast on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until they start to brown.
  2. Add the zucchini noodles and cook until they start getting tender.
  3. Add the tomatoes and reduce the heat slightly, cooking for about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add the garlic, basil and spinach. Cover the pan and let the steam cook everything.
  5. In a separate pan, add the other Tbsp of coconut oil and the mussels. Fry them in the oil on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the mussels to the zucchini pan. Add the balsamic and spices. Give everything a good stir and serve.
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