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Weaning recipe: Pea pesto with pasta shapes

A fresh and flavour-packed homemade pesto with peas and pine nuts, that you and your toddler are sure to love. Perfect for when your child is moving onto more substantial meals

  • Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 10 mins
  • Makes 100g - enough for baby and parent
  • Easy
  • Makes 100g - enough for baby and parent
  • Easy
  • Calories 103
  • Carbohydrates 16
  • Saturated Fat 0.5
  • Sugar 0.4
  • Protein 3
  • Fat 3
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0.1

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 103
  • Carbohydrates 16
  • Saturated Fat 0.5
  • Sugar 0.4
  • Protein 3
  • Fat 3
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0.1

Ingredients

  • 50g frozen peas
  • 20g pine nuts, toasted
  • 20g Parmesan, grated, plus extra for sprinkling on adult portion
  • around 8 basil leaves
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • cooked pasta shapes, to serve

Method

  1. Tip the peas into a food processor, along with the pine nuts, Parmesan, basil and olive oil. Blitz until smooth. You may need to use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times. It should be a really smooth consistency with no chunks of pine nut for babies.

  2. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions, then stir through a little pesto. Babies should need about one teaspoon for a serving.

  3. Cover and keep the remaining pesto in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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