04/01/2018

Lunchbox: Turkey Couscous Salad


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I know we're already 4 days into the new year, but this is officially the first post on this blog for 2018 and to kick off the year, I, Jessica am a new woman. If you didn't already know, I recently got a new job and in my previous I used to work 5 minutes walk away from my house, which was super convenient and such a money saver. Going home for lunch everyday, how could that not be a dream?

As much as I love this new job, it is definitely not as close to my house and is not possible to go home on my lunch at all and up until today, I have been buying lunch out and for anyone who understands the pain, it can be a real deep in the pockets. Let's face it, it could get pretty unhealthy.

So I have decided to make a change. Simple, quick and healthy homemade meals is the way to go about it. As I sit in an office all day, I wanted something that doesn't necessarily need heating up, so I could take it outdoors with me. I'm hoping to make this a regular thing, not only for the sake of my bank account but to start eating right.

Would you like to see more recipes of quick lunches I take to work?
Have any suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.



Serves: 2 | Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 5 mins

Ingredients:

- 130g pack roast turkey slices
- 80g pack green salad leaves
- 100g couscous
200ml hot low salt vegetable stock
- 1 avocado

Instructions:

1. Tip couscous into a large bowl, pour over stock. Cover, then leave for 5 mins, until fluffy and all the stock has been absorbed. 

2. Roughly tear the turkey slices and put in a large bowl with the salad and couscous. Add a drizzle of olive oil and toss well. Divide between two plates, then cut the avocado in half and spread evenly between each plate. Grind over pepper to serve.

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14 comments

  1. Im obssesed with salads right now!! I love avocado. littlewritingworld.wordpress.com

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  2. This salad looks delicious! and rather healthy at that! I am back at work on monday and need inspo for my lunch boxes! Got one meal! xx corinne

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  3. I’m trying to eat healthy this month after all those Christmas calories! This salad is exactly the sort of thing I would make. I love avocado, I just wish they were easier to prepare. Thank you for the recipe, it looks delicious! <3 xx

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  4. This looks delicious! I'm trying to eat more salads this year, so I'll give this a go (minus the avocado though I'm afraid - not a fan!)
    Hels xx
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  5. I'm not a huge salad fan and I've just started getting into avocado but this looks like a salad I can enjoy. I love couscous and am always up for food lol. I know buying lunch every day adds up, so bringing lunch from home is definitely a great idea!

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  6. Oh I love salad and avocado so this would be perfect for me I think I would replace with chicken as I have had enough turkey for the time being.

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  7. this looks so lovely!
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  8. This looks yummy! I need to eat more salads this year so I may give this a go!

    Ciara | www.teatimewithciara.com

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  9. I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of avocado. But I'm definitely going to have to give this recipe a try and just leave that bit out!

    Chloe ❤ www.anomalouschloe.com

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  10. This salad looks so delicious! We'll definitely give this recipe a try. xx

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  11. I started taking my own lunches to uni in my second year of undergrad and the difference to my bank balance at the end of the month was startling! I do occasionally treat myself to a panini in the Student's Union at my uni now, although 90% of the time I pack my own lunch! Cous cous is a key ingredient for me because it's just so versatile, and anything with avocado like you've got here can only be a good thing! I'd love to see more lunch recipes from you, Jessica!

    Abbey xx

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  12. This is such a creative and healthy salad! Yum! Thanks for the great lunch idea!

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  14. I have to try this salad, so yummy!

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