Cauliflower Puree is a great first food for babies. However, this delicious puree shouldn’t be limited in this way. Stir it through sauces for an extra veggie hit or add a little butter and lemon to turn it into a silky and creamy side dish.
Food Processor, Blender or Immersion (stick) blender
180ml (3/4 cup)Water
Extra ingredients if making as a side dish
42g (3 tbsp)Butter
1tsp Salt (or to taste)
1tsp Fresh Thyme (optional)
Cracked Black Pepper (to taste)
Remove the base and outer leaves from the cauliflower and wash. Chop into small 0.5 - 1 cm (0.2-0.3 inch) pieces. Don't worry about keeping florets intact
In a large pot, bring 3/4 cup (180ml) of water to a boil. Add the cauliflower; bring back to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and steam for 10-15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is very tender.
Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cauliflower to a food processor. Blend until smooth adding some of the cooking liquid if needed (alternatively add baby milk).
If making as a side dish
Add the butter and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper, adjusting seasoning to suit taste. Add the thyme and process until just combined.
CAULIFLOWER COOKING TIME: The smaller you chop your cauliflower the faster it will cook. Make sure cauliflower is very tender before blending. Keep checking on the cauliflower every few minutes to prevent scorching.BABY: If making for a baby do not add the extra ingredients (butter and salt) used for making the side dish. You may wish to add a little thyme for flavour. SIDE DISH: You may wish to cook the cauliflower in chicken stock, instead of water, for extra flavour.REFRIGERATE: Allow to cool, place in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to two days.FREEZE: Allow to cool, spoon the puree into ice-cube trays and freeze until solid.Once they’re fully frozen, quickly pop them all out and place the frozen cubes into a freezer bag or container and return to the freezer. Thaw overnight in your refrigerator.Nutritional Information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. Facts are based on the baby version and do not include the addition of butter and seasoning.