I was looking up alternatives to baby cereals, when I came across this recipe for black bean puree. Until I read this, I had never considered giving a baby any kind of beans, but this looks yummy!
This may not be the prettiest puree around, but it sure is tasty!
3 tbsp cooked black beans
1 tbsp chopped onion
1 small garlic clove, crushed
little olive oil
pinch ground cumin
2 to 3 tbsp low sodium or homemade chicken stock
Saute the onion and garlic in a little olive oil until tender.
Place the cooked onion and garlic in a blender and add the black beans, stock and cumin.
Blend until smooth, adding a little more stock if necessary.
VARIATIONS: Add 2 tbsp chopped, fresh or canned tomatoes to the onions as you cook them, then blend with the other ingredients (note that the tomatoes will add liquid to the dish, so you will need less stock to thin it).
You can also take this recipe and create a black bean soup by simply increasing the amount of stock you add to create a more ‘liquid’ texture.
There are other black bean baby food recipes on the site. Make sure to head over there and take a look at all the delicious recipes.