Monday, July 4, 2011

I Love Hummus!

Garbanzo beans are a great source of protein and iron for your baby, and great if you're a little scared to try meat right away. Here are a few recipes with legumes that my little guy loves:

Butternut squash hummus:
1-2 oz pureed garbanzo beans ( I use organic canned garbanzos. Put them in a strainer or salad spinner and rinse thorougly to get all the salt that they are canned in off before pureeing)
1-2 oz cooked pureed butternut squash (I steam and then puree)

Split pea hummus:
1-2 oz split pea puree (simmer dried split peas for 20 minutes in a covered pot. Use 3 cups of water for every 1 cup of dried split peas)
1-2 oz garbanzo bean puree

Sweet pea hummus:
1-2 oz cooked pureed sweet peas (I steam and then puree)
1-2 oz garbanzo bean puree

Mommy and Daddy Hummus:
1 can organic garbanzo beans
olive oil
2-3 oz butternut squash puree
1/4 cup pine nuts
1 tablespoon italian seasoning

Puree garbanzo beans and half of the pine nuts continuously adding oil until you get the texture you like (about 1/3 cup oil give or take). Once garbanzos are pureed stir in butternut squash puree, remaining pine nuts and italian seasoning. Serve with multigrain pita chips or warm multigrain naan and enjoy!

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