We hope each and every one of you had a fantastic holiday yesterday! Now, we’re left with a pretty big question: What to do with all that leftover turkey from the big feast? One of our favorite ways to repurpose leftover turkey is to make a sweet and savory turkey salad, studded with dried cranberries, dried apples and chopped walnuts. When served on whole-grain bread, on top of a bed of greens or with crackers, this turkey salad sure takes the cake!
To start, chop up 2 cups of leftover cold turkey breast. Place the chopped turkey in a bowl and add ¼ to ½ cup of mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt. Stir in 2 tbsp. of Dijon mustard and a small sprinkling of salt and pepper.
Chop up ½ cup each of dried cranberries and dried apples, along with 2 tbsp. of fresh green onions, and add them to the turkey salad. Then, toast ½ cup of chopped walnuts in a skillet over medium-low heat until they’re lightly browned and fragrant. Add the toasted walnuts to the turkey salad, stir it up and you’re all set!
We love to enjoy this turkey salad with a side of leftover sweet potatoes! However, if leftovers aren’t your speed, may we suggest pairing the salad with a handful of sweet and salty veggie chips?