Friday 4 November 2011

Carrot Sandwiches

Mummy cut the crusts off

I'm sure the novelty is going to wear off soon, but it's very exciting being able to make tiny sandwiches for my son, who now has the required hardware to eat them. It's so much easier to pack a sandwich for our outings, or even lunch at home, than wondering where to warm up a puree.

What to put in the sandwiches is a conundrum though. Peanut butter, cheese and Vegemite all have quite a lot of salt in them, jam and Nutella have too much sugar. Avocado is expensive and doesn't keep well. So here are Carrot Sandwiches (or more specifically, a creamy carrot and ricotta dip that you can put on sandwiches).

Carrot and Ricotta Dip

3-4 small carrots
¼ cup fresh orange juice
¼ tsp minced ginger
2 tbsp ricotta cheese

Simmer the carrots, ginger and orange juice in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until the carrots are very tender. Allow to cool, then add ricotta cheese and blend to make a smooth puree. Serve with vegetables and crackers for dipping, or as a sandwich filling.

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