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Jun 14, 2007 04:10 PM

What to do with my pureed vegetables?

Wanting to use up some broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, asparagus, and cauliflower, I steamed all of it and then pureed it into a lovely... mush. It's kind of a greenish-orange color, just a little lumpy. Seasoned with a little salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and a whole bunch of fresh herbs.

I guess I was hoping it could work as soup. But I find that I don't actually like it, and I'm sure my husband won't like it either. It tastes and looks astonishingly like... well-seasoned baby food.

Any ideas on how to use this? Generally, we are not picky eaters and like almost anything.
Just not baby food. :)


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  1. Could you add some tomatoes and get a cool gazpacho?

    1. What you need to do is thin it out a bit with Chicken Broth, this will also bring some balance to the flavors.

      Also, you can try adding some dairy...

      Finally, you can get some Paneer or Tofu and add some Curry powder and kinda make an 'indian' inspired sort of dish... you can serve it up over rice.

      1. I would get as much liquid out of it as possible and use it in a meatloaf ....

        1. Many French chefs use yesterdays veggies in todays soup de jour. As suggested, it does need jazzing up. Chicken broth, beef broth, cream, herbs and spices, etc. It tastes like baby food because that's what you made...pureed veggies (also known as baby food or pap).

          1. I would add it to spaghetti sauce.