Ham and Avocado Couscous

Ham and avocado couscous

  • Author: Craig
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 2
  • Category: Lunch


This lunch was created using the leftovers from my fridge, although you can of course buy them intentionally for this recipe. It makes enough to have lunch for one and for that one not to be getting the munchies again about half three. 


  • 1 small avocado
  • 2 tbsp couscous
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2/3 of a pepper
  • 40g ham
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 squeeze of lime juice


Start by preparing your toppings. Peel and deseed your avocado, then slice it into chunks. Chop the pepper (or peppers, if you’re using bits of different colours) into something that’s roughly ‘two bites’ in size. Using your fingers, take your ham and tear it up, using the natural grain of the meat to determine where it rips, into small chunks.

Put the couscous into the base of the box you’re going to be using and pour some water in on top. You don’t want to cover the couscous, like you would if making normally, more just enough to fill up the gaps between the grains. Put the ham, avocado and peppers in on top, season generously  and pour the oil in on the top. Put the lid on your box and leave in the fridge over night.

Ten minutes before you want to eat your lunch, take it out of your work fridge and add two more tablespoons of water in to make sure the couscous it fully hydrated. When you’re ready to chow down, take a fork and mix it all up together. Munch away to your heart’s content.