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Sneaky Chef Green Purée


Sneak Chef Green Purée

This purée is loaded with vegetables, but mixed into an avocado and ham sandwich, your kid will never know. 


Missy Chase Lapine is the author of The Sneaky Chef series of cookbooks. Connect with her at TheSneakyChef.com or Facebook or Twitter.


  • 2 Cups raw baby spinach leaves
  • 2 Cups broccoli florets, fresh or frozen
  • 1 Cup sweet green peas, frozen
  • 2-3 Tablespoons water


To prepare Green Purée on the stovetop, pour about 2 inches of water into a pot with a tight-fitting lid. Put a vegetable steamer basket into the pot, add the broccoli, and steam for about 10 minutes, until very tender. Add the frozen peas to the basket for the last 2 minutes of steaming. Drain. 

To prepare in the microwave, place the fresh broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with water, and microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes (frozen florets take only 1 to 2 minutes), until very tender. Add peas for last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain.

Place the raw spinach in the food processor first and pulse a few times. This will reduce the spinach significantly. Next add the cooked broccoli and peas, along with 2 tablespoons of water. Purée on high until as smooth as possible. Stop occasionally to push the contents to the bottom. If necessary, use another tablespoon of water to make a smooth purée.

This recipe makes about 2 cups of purée; double it if you want to store more. Green Purée will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or you can freeze 1⁄4-cup portions in sealed plastic bags or small plastic containers.