Smoked Mussels Tapenade (AIP/Paleo) is a spread chock-full of nutrients AND flavor! Try it on gluten free crackers, or on zucchini slices.
I know, I know. I’m challenging you with this recipe! I can hear some of you through the screen: Ew. Mussels. NEXT!
But wait! Mussels are a fantastic addition to your diet. They are so incredibly nutrient rich that Dr. Sarah Ballantyne suggests that they’re in the running with organ meats! For those of us who have trouble incorporating organ meats into our diets, mussels can be a step in the right direction.
Mussels can be steamed and eaten from the shell, but in this recipe, I’m using smoked mussels. I find mussels to be even more delicious when they are smoked. I use an AIP-friendly brand of smoked mussels (Cole’s) that packs them in salt and olive oil. I’ll eat them straight out of the tin! For the less adventurous among you, I made this tapenade.
Tapenade is traditionally a spread made of olives, and sometimes capers. What if we added some roasted garlic to the mix? Then some smoked mussels? And a splash of lemon? Maybe it would be a more palatable way to consume these nutrient powerhouses.
I recommend serving this tapenade with slices of raw zucchini, or AIP crackers. (My Cassava Lavosh Crackers would be perfect.) Try it! Be adventurous! You might like it.
If you are reeeaaaallllly brave, you could serve these at a gathering as an appetizer. Maybe you can convert a friend or two. Just be sure to tell people that there are shellfish in the tapenade, in case someone is allergic…
As always, I am wishing you great love, and deep healing!
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