Ham & Avocado Salad with Pesto Mayonnaise Lunchbox

The Saucepot’s Lunchbox is back! Apologies for the silence of late. My kitchen has been undergoing a complete overhaul and it’s been fairly impossible to cook and/or prepare any food, but we are now back in working order and back to business as usual! Quite frankly I’m relieved, I was getting fed up of takeaways for dinner and supermarket pastas and sandwiches for lunch and getting pretty desperate to prepare something fresh for myself. I kicked it off with a salmon and sweet chilli salad on Monday and it was nothing short of heavenly!
Today’s offering is fairly simple and, if you’re a packed luncher like me, something you probably have as a go to lunch when the fridge is getting a bit empty and you fall back on the things you always have to hand. As usual, for the salady part I just grab whatever is in the fridge that’s fresh and appropriate, so feel free to adapt this to whatever leaves and salady bits that you have lying around in your veg drawer.  Simple as it may be, I think the addition of pesto mayonnaise turns this basic lunchbox into something a little bit special, or maybe that’s just because I’m slightly obsessed with pesto…
1 spring onion
A large handful of gem lettuce leaves, roughly chopped
2 slices of ham, sliced into thin strips
A few ribbons of courgette (slice off courgette using a veg peeler)
A handful of bean sprouts (I’d made a stir fry a few night’s before)
1 avocado, sliced
For the dressing:
Mix 3 parts mayo to 1 part pesto to make however much you require, my lunchbox has a little saucepot for dressings and dips, so I just make enough to fill that. It’s probably about a tablespoon’s worth.
On the side/extras:
Brazil nuts
Apple slices

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