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Lentils, Squash, Oranges + Tomatoes Puree

Lentils, Squash, Oranges + Tomatoes Puree

A scrummy combination of exciting tastes, perfect for introducing lentils to your babies diet.

Makes 14 ice cubes
Prep 10 min
Cook 20 min
Little veg lover
From 4-6 months
VegetarianVegetarian
Soya freeSoya free
Nut freeNut free
Gluten freeGluten free
Dairy freeDairy free
Egg freeEgg free

Ingredients

Method

  • 40 g/1½ oz dried split red lentils, rinsed
  • 60 g/2¼ oz butternut squash,peeled, deseeded + cubed
  • 1 tomato, deseeded + diced
  • 4 tablespoons fresh orange juice

Ingredients

Method

  1. Place the lentils + squash in a saucepan, cover with water + bring to the boil, then reduce the heat + simmer for 10 minutes, skimming off any foam.
  2. Add the tomato + cook for a further 5 minutes until everything is tender, then drain.
  3. Purée the lentils, squash + tomato with the orange juice in a food processor, or using a hand blender, until smooth.

Yummy For Babies

Add a sprinkle of mixed herbs + a little reduced salt vegetable stock to make a tasty, warming soup!

Handy Tips

When babies start to show signs of rolling food around their mouths in a sort of early chewing, they’re ready for slightly thicker purées made using less liquid.

I’m from The First Foods Book

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