As you begin to wean your baby into solid foods, this is one vegetable puree they will be sure to love. It has a nice blend of flavors and you can omit anything you feel won’t work for your little one. Adults: you will enjoy this dish too!
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 yams or sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
3 TBSP whole corn kernels, cooked
1 TBSP red or white onion, finely chopped
2-3 cups of vegetable broth or water
1/4 tsp. dried sweet basil or fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
In a medium saucepan, on medium heat cook the olive oil, carrot and onion until lightly browned. You can reserve some of these vegetables off to the side for later or leave it all together. Roughly 5 minutes.
Add in your corn and yams and pour the vegetable broth or water over all the vegetables, just barely covering them. Turn the heat up a bit until the liquid begins to boil. Sprinkle the basil into the vegetables.
Cook the vegetables until you can cut a yam in half with a fork. Once they are soft enough, drain out the liquid into a cup. You can save the liquid for future use or drink it.
Use a potato masher to mash everything up until completely smooth. If you want it extra smooth, you can toss everything into your food processor and blend until pureed.
Scoop some yam mash into your baby’s favorite dish. If you reserved some of the carrots and onion from step #1, you can add those on the top of the mash.