Have you ever wondered what to do with leftover frozen cubes of baby food? Perhaps your little one moved on to new tastes and textures of food, meanwhile leaving you two dozen cubes of untouched plums in your freezer…
To me, one of the main benefits of making your own baby food is the cost savings. It’s painful to throw away all those hard earned dollars (and goodness!), so here at NurtureBaby, we’ll show you ways to makeover your frozen cubes into delightful “grown-up-approved” recipes.
Today, we are going to remake leftover plum baby food cubes into a healthy and delicious salad dressing just by incorporating a few pantry staples. This recipe is budget friendly, healthy, and infinitely tastier than any salad dressing you’ll find in the store. (P.S. This dressing is so tasty, it’s worth making a plum purée just for this recipe…that is, if you don’t have any leftover cubes.)
Plum Delicious Dressing
- 3 cubes of Plum Delicious purée, thawed (this equals about 3/8 of a cup)
- 1/4 cup unseasoned rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- Fresh black pepper, to taste
Put all ingredients in a mason jar and shake, paying close attention to the ingredients on the bottom of the jar. (The honey and the salt tend to stick together at the bottom.) Toss dressing together with arugula, spinach, dried cranberries, feta, and slivered almonds and you’ve got a tasty, wholesome lunch or side salad.
This dressing will keep in your fridge for up to a week. Experiment with other fruit purees to make your own dressing recipe!