At family-friendly Blue Plate restaurant in Santa Monica, there’s always a special baby food du jour. We got chef Violet Robles to share one of our favorite recipes. (Grown-ups love the puree as a side dish.)
Wilted Leeks, Peas, and Feta
1 medium-size leek, washed and chopped (white part only)
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 c. fresh or frozen peas
1 c. crumbled feta cheese (pasteurized)
1. Saute leeks with oil until tender.
2. Put cooked leeks, peas, and feta in blender and pulse until smooth.
Too hot to cook? Take the kids to Blue Plate, 1415 Montana Avenue, at 14th Street, Santa Monica (310-260-8877).
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