Saturday, September 11, 2010

I invented a great healthy kid pleasing good hot or cold dish!

We're having a hard time adjusting to the new school year here and I've been finding myself racing about at the last minute for healthy non packaged lunch box fillers and then again for quick dinner ideas everyone will like.

When in doubt don't cook! I've been throwing things in the food processor and serving them cold as dips or on top of pasta or potatoes.

Here is the most successful one yet:

Equal parts tomatoes and green beans - basically enough to loosely fill the bowl of the food processor

2 cloves garlic

a little drizzle of olive oil - just enough to lubricate the beans

Pulse til it's all blended and a spreadable consistency

Then add a chunk of feta - about a 2 inch cube.

Pulse again til creamy.

I sent it as a dip for veggies and toast triangles at lunch.

Then we had it over penne for dinner.

So easy!

I'm going to put up roasted tomatoes in the freezer and in the winter they'd work as well. It would be great with some black olives added too, but for picky kids this very simple version works even though it is blended.


Anonymous said...

Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

livefrom161 said...

What a great idea- I always forget that even at my kids' ages (8 and 10) they will still pretty much eat anything that's been pureed.

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kelly said...

gonna try this with the rest of our green beans and some sundried tomatoes I have in the freezer (hasn't been a great year for tomatoes here). Akiva loves spanikopita so I may have to sell it like that. We'll see! Thanks for sharing!