Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Edamame Melon Puree


I want to share an easy puree recipe.  This was one of Bebe B’s favorite recipes last summer. It still makes a great spread for toast and bagels-which she gobbles up.  It’s creamy, savory and a touch sweet all once...perfect for those developing little palettes.  I recommend this recipe for ages 7 months and up.  Some babies have difficulties with soy so consult your pediatrician and use your personal judgement on when to introduce it.

Edamame Melon (Bebe Food)
1/2 cup shelled edamame (soybeans) (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup cubed cantaloupe melon (fresh)
2 tbsp plain yogurt (whole-milk)
1 tsp nutmeg (fresh grated if available)


Steam edamame (if using frozen thaw in the fridge first) in about 1 inch of water using a steaming basket or pot until tender (about 20 minutes).  If using the Beaba Babycook fill the water to the “2” mark.  Allow beans to cool to almost room temperature.  Puree beans in a food processor (or babycook) stopping to scrape down the sides if necessary.  You will get a thick paste like consistency.  Puree in the melon, yogurt and nutmeg until a creamy consistency is reached.    This recipe will keep for up to 3 days in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer.  It will fill about 1 ice cube tray (5-10 servings)



This recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free.

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