Quick couscous with veg

1 portion
Cook time
15-20 mins
Prep time
5 mins


  • 50g Couscous
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • ½ tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 20g frozen peas
  • ¼ avocado (stone removed and diced)
  • ½ tsp dried dill (optional)
  • ½ carrot (small, chopped)
  • Water


  1. Boil the kettle.
  2. In a bowl, combine the couscous, oil and lemon juice.
  3. Pour 50ml of boiling water over the couscous mixture and leave to soak for about 5 minutes.
  4. Separate the grains with a fork.
  5. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, add the carrots to boiling water, cook for about 4-5mins and then add the peas.
  6. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  7. Drain and allow to cool.
  8. Stir the avocado through the couscous and then mix with the veg.

This makes a quick and nutritious meal for baby when you don’t have much time. Carrots contain beta-carotene which supports healthy vision and avocados are rich in healthy fats. Use the leftover avocado to mash with banana or kiwi and freeze this to keep for a quick snack for baby another day.