Lentils, Squash, Oranges + Tomatoes Puree

Lentils red
Veg puree

A scrummy combination of exciting tastes!

This is perfect for introducing lentils to your babies diet.

Recipe from our The First Foods Book

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  • Vegetarian
  • Soya free
  • Nut free
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Egg free


  • 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


  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.
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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.

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