Fresh, just picked green beans are the BEST! Their canned counterpart tastes absolutely nothing like the long, crisp green beans found at the farmer’s market. Your baby will fall in love with this super simple and nutritious puree from Organically Raised: Conscious Cooking for Babies & Toddlers, and you may want to buy extra green beans to fix as a side dish for the family’s meal, as well.

Pure Green Bean Puree


1 pound green beans


Wash the green beans. Chop the beans into 1-inch pieces.

Steam the pieces for 12 to 15 minutes, or until soft. Reserve the liquid from the steamer.

Transfer the beans to a food processor. Add 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid. Puree until smooth. Continue to add the reserved liquid in scant 1/8-cup increments until the puree reaches the desired consistency and smoothness.