Which foods are best for making a puree?
A wide variety of fruits and vegetables can be pureed, like cooked potatoes, squash, carrots and bananas. You can use fresh or frozen berries to make tangy fruit purees to top your favorite desserts, or blend together a combination of fruits and veggies to make homemade baby food.
You can puree fresh, frozen and cooked foods and achieve smooth results. However, cooking methods like steaming, simmering or braising in liquid add moisture to meats and produce that can help make pureeing easier.
You can also add other ingredients like broth, cream and herbs to boost flavor and create a more complex flavor profile. Use your blender to puree homemade hummus to serve at parties or enjoy at snack time. Create a creamy cashew puree to pair with roasted halibut or make a white bean puree to serve with grilled red snapper.