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White Bean Puree in White Bowl with White Spoon
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White Bean Puree

A creamy dip made from cannellini beans. Serve as a dip with veggie sticks, spread it onto sandwiches or toast fingers, dollop it onto salad bowls or simply spoon-feed your baby it.
Course Puree
Cuisine Western
Keyword Bean Puree, Cannellini Bean Puree, White Bean Puree
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 55kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor or High Speed Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (split)
  • ½ onion ,finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove ,minced
  • 1 400g/150z can cannellini beans , drained and rinsed well
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) vegetable stock
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  • Heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute for around 5 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and saute for a further minute.
  • Rinse the canned cannellini beans in a colander to remove any excess sodium. Add to a food processor/blender along with the onion, garlic, remaining olive oil, stock and lemon juice. (SEE NOTE 1)
  • Blend on high until the puree is smooth and creamy, adding additional stock as desired to create a smooth consistency.

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Notes

NOTE 1: The more stock you use, the thinner the puree will be. Start with just a tablespoon or two and add more if needed. I found around 60 ml ( 1/4 cup) allowed my blender to blend best and resulted in a smooth and creamy puree. 
MAKING FOR A BABY: Look for lower sodium/no added salt canned beans. Rinse thoroughly to remove any excess sodium. Use homemade chicken stock or vegetable stock. Alternatively, replace stock with water, full-fat yogurt or your baby's milk.
IF MAKING FOR OLDER CHILD/ADULT: Once blended taste and season accordingly.
DRIED BEANS: If you prefer to use dried beans make sure to soak and cook until very soft.
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 

Nutrition

Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg