Helen’s chickpea & spiced spinach smash with sweet potato

Simple, affordable recipes for complementary feeding

Helen’s chickpea & spiced spinach smash with sweet potato

Helen’s chickpea & spiced spinach smash with sweet potato

Serves Makes 1.2kg
DifficultySuper easy
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  • 1 small onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 large sweet potato , (300g)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 x 400 g tin of chickpeas in water
  • 200 g fresh or frozen spinach
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  1. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic, then peel and dice the sweet potato. Cook the sweet potato in boiling water until tender, then drain and mash.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium pan on a low heat, add the onion and fry for 8 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic, turmeric and garam masala and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain the chickpeas and add them to the pan along with the spinach. Place the lid on and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted or defrosted. Mash the mixture with a potato masher to make a fairly smooth mixture with some soft lumps, then leave to cool. Serve the cooled chickpea smash with the mashed sweet potato. For more information on stages of complementary feeding, click here.
  3. Finger food:
    Cooked red pepper