SUITABLE FROM 7 MONTHS
6 SNACK SERVINGS / PREPARE 5 MINS / COOK 40 MINS
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
2 Garlic cloves
½ Lemon, juice only
1 tbsp Parsley
1 tsp Refined Olive Oil
Ground black pepper (optional)
2 Wholemeal seeded pitta breads
2 tbsp Refined olive oil
A pinch Sweet paprika
For babies from 10 months
Pre-heat the oven to 190. Line a baking sheet with baking paper and grease with refined olive oil.
Prick the aubergines all over and put them with the garlic cloves on the baking sheet. Roast for 20min, turn the aubergines and remove the garlic. Peel and reserve the roasted garlic. Roast the aubergines for another 15-20 minutes until soft.
Once cool, peel off the skin and scoop the flesh into your Béaba Babycook. Process with the garlic and remaining ingredients until smooth. Season with black pepper.
To make the pitta crisps, preheat the grill to high. Slice the pittas in half horizontally and cut into small triangles. Drizzle with olive oil and season with paprika.
Spread the pitta triangles on a baking sheet and grill for 5 min until crisp. Keep watching them as they can burn really quickly.
Remove from the grill and leave to cool in the baking sheet.
Spread the dip on the pitta triangles to serve. Serve with carrots and red pepper sticks.
For babies from 10 months and to encourage self-feeding serve this dip with soft pitta and steamed carrots rather than pitta crisps and carrot sticks to avoid the risk of choking.
For babies from 7 months
Roast the aubergines and garlic as above.
While the aubergines are roasting, steam 100g of scrubbed and chopped carrots in the Béaba Babycook with water to level 3 in the reservoir. Once cooked, mix with the rest of the babaganush ingredients and blend in the Béaba Babycook until smooth.
For a gluten-free version
Try corn tortillas cut in triangles from 12 months onwards.
Aubergines are packed with ANTIOXIDANTS, and flavonoids such as nasunin which has been shown to protect the fats in brain cells from damage. Aubergines are also high in FIBRE which can help to ease constipation.
Tahini is a paste made with sesame seeds with are a great source of non-dairy calcium. Sesame seeds are also high in magnesium a mineral essential for muscle relaxation.
Seeds are high in FIBRE, PROTEIN and ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS omega-3 and omega-6.
Parsley contains VITAMIN C, an antioxidant which also helps support the immune system, VITAMIN K, which promotes blood coagulation and healthy bones, and certain ANTIOXIDANTS that may help reduce inflammation.