Yellow Squash With Zucchini And Mint

Summer squashes for babies 6 months and older.


Summer is here and markets are full of summer squashes. There are a lot of different types of summer squashes available in stores. So when it was time for my baby to start having solids,

I was quite excited about trying my hands on these beautiful vegetables. In today’s recipe, I have cooked Yellow squash and Zucchini together. I have added few mint leaves to give it a pleasant aroma and flavor along with the cinnamon powder.


Summer squashes are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper and phosphorous. They have anti-inflammatory. antioxidant, anticancer and antibacterial properties. They regulate blood sugar.

Summer squashes can be introduced to babies as early as 6 months. But I started giving my little one squashes after she turned 7 months.

The peak season for harvesting these vegetables is summer. Summer squashes have thin skin, so when purchasing summer squashes look for those without any bruises or bumps. The rinds should not be too hard, this indicates that they are overripe and their seeds maybe have hardened. These might be difficult to digest, especially for babies. Pick ones which are average in size. Large summer squashes are more fibrous and smaller ones may have less flavor to it.

Store summer squashes unwashed in a refrigerator. A slightest puncture or moisture can lead to spoilage. Summer squashes stay well in a refrigerator for unto 7 days.

Let’s go through the recipe.

Yellow Squash With Zucchini And Mint

Summer squashes for babies 6 months and older.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Baby Food
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Author Deepika Haldankar

You Need:

  • 1/2 cup Yellow Squash (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Zucchini (chopped)
  • 2 Mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • A dash of Cinnamon Powder

How To Make It:

  1. Wash and cut squashes into pieces.
  2. In a pot add squash pieces, mint leaves, cinnamon powder, and water. Cover and cook till squashes are well done. Alternatively, you can also use a steaming basket to cook the squashes.
  3. Once done, transfer them to a food processor and turn it into a puree.
  4. Serve.

Recipe Notes

  • You can make this recipe in steaming basket too. If using a steaming basket, add some water while pureeing if needed.
  • You can add some baby cereal to this puree while serving it your baby.

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Important Note:

Talk to your baby’s Pediatrician before starting any new food.

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