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Steamed vegetables with cucumber dip

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

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • A little work
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Ingredients

  • 5 Cauliflower florets
  • 5 Broccoli florets
  • ½ Courgette
  • 1 Carrot, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 125ml Natural yoghurt or fromage frais
  • ¼ Cucumber
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 1 splash of 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.

  • STEP 4

    *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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