Annabel Karmel's salmon, tomato, sweet potato and cheese recipe

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Introduce fish to your baby's diet with Annabel Karmel's nutritious, flavour-packed homemade baby food...

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Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Watch your baby's face light up when they tuck into this flavoursome baby food by expert nutritionist, Annabel Karmel.

Soft salmon flakes, vibrant sweet potato, tender tomatoes, and a sprinkling of Cheddar cheese - your weaning baby is going to love tucking into this. Full of nutrients and omega-3, thanks to the fish, this is a great base recipe that can easily be adapted to encourage your little one to try other foods. Why not swap the salmon for white fish or the sweet potato for class potatoes?


  • 225g salmon fillet
  • 250g sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, skinned deseeded and chopped
  • 40g Cheddar cheese, grated




  1. Put the salmon in a microwaveable dish, add the milk and dot with 15g butter. Cover and microwave for about 2 mins or until cooked through.
  2. Steam or boil the sweet potato until tender (around 12 mins).
  3. Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan, add the tomatoes and sauté until mushy.
  4. Stir in the cheese until melted, then blend the sweet potato with the tomato mixture.
  5. Remove the fish from its cooking liquid and flake, making sure there are no bones, and mix with the sweet potato and tomatoes.
  6. For younger babies, you can blend the fish together with the sweet potato and tomato for a smoother texture.

Top tips for making salmon, tomato, sweet potato and cheese

When making this recipe at home, use fresh salmon fillets and make sure you opt for unsalted butter as you want to keep the salt content down as much as possible when feeding babies.

Is this recipe suitable for 6 month olds?

According to Annabel Karmel, this recipe is suitable for 6 months plus and is a great way to introduce fish to your little ones diet. 

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Annabel Karmel says; "The sooner you can establish oily fish on your little one’s menu, the better. Ideally babies should be given oily fish twice a week from 6 months as the essential fatty acids are vital for the development of your baby’s brain and vision. This is one of my most popular salmon recipes - babies love it."


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Annabel Karmel

Annabel Karmel MBE is a chef and author of over 40 cookbooks based on nutrition, and cooking for babies, children and families. With her career spanning over 25 years she has pioneered the way families feed their babies and children all the world over. 

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