Green vegetable puree

    30 min

    A nutritious and wholesome homemade baby food, suitable for older babies. Broccoli is pureed with chard, peas and spinach. It's also a fantastic puree to go with fish or chicken.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 50g broccoli florets
    • 20g chopped Swiss chard
    • 85g peas
    • 15g fresh spinach
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover and bring the water to the boil over high heat. Arrange the broccoli and Swiss chard on the steamer, recover and steam for 5 to 6 minutes depending on thickness. Add the peas, spinach and garlic; continue to steam until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes more. Remove the vegetables from the steamer and reserve 125ml of the hot water.
    2. Place the vegetables, hot water and lemon juice into a liquidiser. Hold down the lid of the liquidiser with a folded tea towel and carefully start the liquidiser, using a few quick pulses to get the vegetables moving before leaving it on to puree.
    3. Cool before serving or divide the puree into four equal portions and freeze in resealable plastic bags for future use.

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    I added 3/4 cup of this puree to spaghetti sauce and my family was none-the-wiser! It made the sauce turn from bright red to a little darker red, but nobody detected anything different in the color or taste of the sauce. It's a great way to incorporate an extra dose of greens into a family favorite, undetected by my not-so-green-loving kids. A great vitamin-packed puree! I typically freeze these purees in an ice cube tray and then transfer the cubes to a freezer bag, then thaw them in glass in the fridge overnight or in the microwave.  -  17 Sep 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was having dental surgery and would have to eat soft foods. Found this recipe while looking for something healthy that wouldn't need chewing. This was actually very good! I left out the peas but otherwise followed the recipe. I topped mashed potatoes with this, but I can see it good for topping pasta.  -  23 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a delicious recipe. I haven't made it with the ingredients called for except the broccoli. I've used broccoli, edemame, and kale. Umm!!  -  21 Jun 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)