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,
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 lb+ of turkey salad 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • 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


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


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.