Asparagus  Baby food, 2 ways

Learn the easiest way to make yummy Asparagus Baby Food, whether you’re looking for a puree or a baby-led weaning option.

– Asparagus: fresh or frozen would work here. – Olive oil: I use extra virgin olive oil to add healthy fats and flavor to this vegetable recipe.

Ingredients

Break off the bottom inch or so of the asparagus stalk. (It will naturally break where it starts to be less tender.)

1

Break stalks in half or thirds to make pieces about 3 inches long. Add olive oil to a pan over medium heat.

2

When warm, add the asparagus. Toss to coat. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the asparagus is tender when poked with a fork.

3

Let cool slightly and serve baby-led weaning style. Make sure that you cooked until soft so it’s easy for baby to eat.

4

Or, transfer to a blender with chicken or vegetable stock and any of the optional add-ins, if using, and blend smooth to make a puree.

5

Use leftover puree as a pasta sauce. Add a little fresh lemon zest and juice, Parmesan cheese, and salt to round out the flavors.