Luca’s Green Pea and Avocado Guacamole


This recipe is for baby Luca. I hope he likes it. I spent a bit of time looking into what babies eat and I think this is safe. It is very fashionable now to make baby food from fresh ingredients and I think that is a great thing, giving babies a wonderful start in life and hopefully helping to minimise the chance of developing a taste for sugary and salty food.

I started making pea guacamole as my husband, Dave, cannot eat avocado. As Dave is away at the moment I am able to make it with avocado but adding sweet, baby peas makes it even fresher tasting. As this is for a baby, I have left out the chilli but you could add fresh or dried chilli to your taste.

I ate this on toast for breakfast and as a side dish to the pea and leek risotto I made earlier in the week.

Serves 2-3 people
Total time 10 minutes

Half a large, ripe avocado
150g of frozen baby peas defrosted
A tablespoon of olive oil
Quarter of a clove of garlic
A medium spring onion roughly chopped
A few leaves of chopped, fresh herbs – coriander, parsley or basil would work
Half a medium tomato roughly chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend to a smooth paste. You will need to shake the blender quite a bit and you can add a tiny bit of water if needed.

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