Pea Puree is so much more than a first food for babies. The vibrant colour, mildly sweet taste and the scent of fresh mint, makes it a fantastic accompaniment to so many dishes.
- 250g (1 & 3/4 cups) Frozen Peas
- 5 Mint Leaves
- 4 tbsp Water (add extra if needed)
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice (more if needed)
Bring a pan of water to the boil, add the peas and simmer for 3-5 mins. (Alternatively, place peas in a steamer basket, and place over the pan of boiling water. Cover and steam for 3-5 minutes.)
Drain and add peas to a blender along with the water and mint. Blitz until smooth.
Add the lemon juice and stir. Taste and season as required (do not season if serving a baby)
For a silky smooth puree: Tip the puree into a fine sieve and use the back of a spoon to push it through.
Ensure Your Puree is Vibrant Green: If the peas are exposed to heat for too long, the chlorophyll spills out of the vegetable. Make sure not to overcook the peas (you don't want the water to start turning green). You can also "shock" the peas by draining them and immediately adding them to a bowl of ice water.
Store: Refrigerate for up to 2 days. Freeze in small portions for up to 3 months. (See above post for full storage instructions)
Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg