Broccoli Silverbeet Baby Food

    30 minutes

    Here's a very simple but nutritious recipe that makes delicious baby food for older babies (broccoli may be difficult to digest for younger babies).

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
    • 1/2 cup chopped silverbeet
    • 1/2 cup peas
    • 1/2 cup fresh spinach
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

    Preparation: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 a boil over high heat. Arrange the broccoli and silverbeet on the steamer, recover and steam for 5 to 6 minutes.
    2. 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 1/2 cup of the hot water.
    3. Place the vegetables, hot water and lemon juice in a blender. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the vegetables moving before leaving it on to puree.
    4. 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 USA and 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 USA and 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 USA and Canada)