Turkey Salad Recipe

Turkey Salad Recipe

By Erin Huffstetler | 11/24/2017 | No Comments
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Have lots of leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Use some of it to make this super-simple, no-cook turkey salad. It comes together in minutes.

Turkey Salad Ingredients

Turkey Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

1 lb cooked turkey, shredded
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup mayo (or 1/2 cup mayo + 1/2 cup plain yogurt, for a lighter version)
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped pecans
Salt and pepper to taste

What You Do:

Mix Turkey Salad Ingredients Together

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Taste, and add salt and pepper as needed. If you added seasonings when you roasted your turkey, you may not need either one.

Chill your turkey salad before serving, to allow the flavors to meld.

Variations:

This recipe is all about using up Thanksgiving leftovers, so don’t sweat it, if you don’t have one of the ingredients. Use chopped apple in place of the dried cranberries, or walnuts in place of the pecans. You can even use half mayo, half sour cream, if you have a partial tub of sour cream that you’d like to get out of the fridge.

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Turkey Salad Recipe

Turkey Salad Recipe

Put your leftover Thanksgiving turkey to use in this simple turkey salad recipe with dried cranberries and pecans.


  • Author: Erin Huffstetler, myfrugalhome.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb cooked turkey, shredded
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup mayo (or 1/2 cup mayo + 1/2 cup plain yogurt, for a lighter version)
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper, if needed. Chill before serving.

Notes

Variations: Use chopped apple in place of the dried cranberries, or walnuts in place of the pecans. You can even use sour cream in place of half of the mayo.  This recipe is incredibly flexible.

More Uses for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Cranberry Sauce Cobbler

Still have lots of leftovers to work through? Use your turkey carcass to make a big batch of turkey broth. Then, put your leftover cranberry sauce to work in this cranberry sauce cobbler.

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