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Weaning Recipe - Broccoli, Basil, Spinach and Cashew Pesto Pasta

Did you know that it’s World Vegetarian Day on the 1st October? The principal of this awareness day is to help to create a better world and to showcase some of the health benefits of the vegetarian diet.  

Whether you consider yourself and vegetarian or not, pesto is one of the most loved sauces for adults and children alike. So, you could say that there’s no better place to start when weaning your little one.

This quick nutritious recipe is suitable for children (and adults!) 7 months onward and will be ready in approximately 25 minutes. Enjoy!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 175g broccoli florets
  • 30g finely chopped spinach
  • Handful of chopped fresh basil
  • 38g cashew nuts
  • ¼ tsp chopped garlic
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Pasta shape of choice

*makes approx. 400g

“Leafy greens are nutritional powerhouses containing a wide variety of nutrients supporting optimal brain development, gut health and boosting blood production.”

How to make your pesto pasta:

  1. Place all ingredients (except the pasta!) into the Baby Brezza Food Maker Deluxe and “Steam” for 15 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, cook the pasta following the packets instructions
  3. Once items are steamed in the Baby Brezza, “Blend” for 25 seconds for the pesto consistency.
  4. Serve the pesto own the cooked pasta or combine both the past and pesto, and serve.

Want to enhance the taste and texture of your recipe?

  • Wanting to add more greens? Feel free to add peas.
  • Trying out herbs? Use fresh dill, parsley or coriander.
  • More nuts? Chopped pistachios, almonds, walnuts work well in pesto
  • Looking for a creamier texture? Add cream, ricotta and/or grated cheddar

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