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Turkey Salad

Turkey Salad is full of cranberries, celery, and pecans in a mayonnaise-based dressing. Makes a great turkey salad sandwich and it’s a wonderful way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

Turkey Salad in a sandwich with lettuce and tomato.

This simple sandwich filling can be made in just minutes.

What You’ll Need

  • 2 1/2 cups of leftover turkey– I like a combo of white meat and dark meat.
  • Mayonnaise– Use Miracle Whip if you prefer.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar– Just a touch perks up the flavor. Lemon juice can be used instead.
  • Celery Salt– adds awesome flavor.
  • Black Pepper
  • Green Onion– red onion can be used instead.
  • Celery– for some crunch. Omit if you don’t like celery.
  • Dried cranberries– for sweetness. Halved red grapes can be used instead.
  • Toasted Pecans– toasted walnuts or almonds can be used instead.
  • Food Processor– to chop the turkey. How much or how little is up to you. You can leave it in bigger chuncks or process it into very small pieces.
Turkey Salad sandwich with lettuce and tomato.

Recipe Tip

If you don’t have a food processor, chop the turkey with a sharp knife.

Make Ahead and Storage

Best made at least an hour or two in advance. Will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 days.

How To Serve

Serve in lettuce cups for a low carb lunch or make a sandwich with whole grain bread, lettuce and tomato. Also tastes great with croissants.

Turkey Salad in a bowl.

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Turkey Salad

Turkey Salad is full of cranberries, celery, and pecans in a mayonnaise-based dressing. Makes a great turkey salad sandwich
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 0 mins
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups leftover chopped turkey
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup toasted pecans

Instructions

  • Place turkey, mayonnaise, vinegar, celery salt, and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until turkey is finely chopped.
    Note: If you do not have a food processor, chop the turkey into small pieces with a knife and then mix the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Chicken can be used instead of turkey.
Miracle whip can be used instead of mayonnaise.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: thanksgiving leftovers, turkey

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