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Cheesy Lentil Puree

Category: baby care

Duration: long

Age: baby

Keywords: baby care, early nutrition, getting started, start solids

summary:

We think this makes a great meal for a baby and can also be served as a side dish for your toddler. It’s packed full of goodness!

Baby eating

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 medium carrots (peeled and chopped)
  • 50g red capsicum (cored, deseeded and chopped)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp lentils
  • 500ml boiling water or unsalted vegetable stock (I make my own homemade vegie stock to give it extra flavour)
  • 100g cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Saute the onion, carrot and red pepper in the vegetable oil for 3-4 mins.
  2. Rinse the lentils, add them to the pan and pour over the boiling water or vegie stock.
  3. Cover and simmer for 25-30 mins or until the lentils are mushy. Add a little more water if necessary but there should be only a little water left in the pan.
  4. Stir in the cheese and puree till smooth.

More photos

Chopped carrot
Grated cheese
Sliced leek
Lentils
Baby eating

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