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Steamed vegetables with cucumber dip

Let your baby experiment dipping with this healthy finger food, suitable from 8 months

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  • 5 florets cauliflower
  • 5 florets broccoli
  • 0.5 whole courgette, cut into sticks
  • 0.5 whole carrot, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 125ml plain yoghurt
  • 0.25 whole cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 handful mint leaves, chopped
  • 1 splash extra virgin olive oil

Method

  • Step 1

    Steam all the veg until tender, but still firm enough for little ones to hold – add the carrots and broccoli to the steamer first, then the courgette sticks and cauliflower.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, make the dip. Remove all the excess water from the chopped cucumber by squeezing it in a clean tea towel (you can also use kitchen towel).

  • Step 3

    Add the cucumber, chopped mint and a glug of extra virgin olive oil to the yoghurt and stir well. Use as a dip for the steamed veg.

  • You can experiment with flavours in the cucumber dip – try adding a clove of chopped garlic and a tbsp of lemon juice. Other steamed veg that work well as finger foods include mini corn-on-the-cobs, mange tout or green beans.

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