This recipe is for my mom. In fact, all the recipes on Monday for the next couple of weeks are going to be for my mom, Mom Monday let's call it. See, my mom likes things simple.
A few great ingredients cooked to bring out their natural taste and maybe, just maybe a pinch of this or that spice. So, in honor of my mom. We are going to make Monday's simple.
Let's face the facts. Mondays are busy enough that we don't need to complicate things. I can barely get out of the house on Mondays fully dressed, teeth brushed and with a wallet let alone worry about what's for dinner.
Who me complicate matters?
So we are going to start with peas, and because I find a puree with only peas a bit overwhelming, we are going to add some steamed zucchini to balance it out. Then if you have it, add some mint. Don't have it, don't worry about it.
Un-complicated. I might be able to do this.
You can make this puree in less then 15 minutes and it can be added to brown rice, quinoa, or other grain. But then again, you can serve it just as it is. No worries.
Pea + Zucchini + Mint Baby Food Recipe
2 medium sized zucchini, roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups peas, fresh or frozen
8 mint leaves
1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2" of water to a boil over medium heat. Place the zucchini in a steamer basket, and place over the boiling water. Cover and steam for 5 minutes.
2. Add in the peas, and steam for and additional 3-5 minutes or until unfrozen (if using frozen). Reserve steamer water. Let cool slightly.
3. Add the zucchini, peas and mint leaves to a blender or food processor and puree for 1 minute or until you have achieved desire texture. If puree is too thick, add in 1/4 cup water until you have the right consistency.
Age: 4 months and up
Yield: 20 ounces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Storage: in air-tight container in fridge for 4 days or 4 months in freezer. Get my favorite storage trays here.
New to making purees? Then check of my guide on which kitchen tools you actuallyare going to need. Hint, it's not many!