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Leftover Turkey Salad [with Cranberry Sauce!]

Unsure what to do with all of these Thanksgiving leftovers? Repurpose them on this Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Sauce Salad! It’s scrumptious and a wholesome various for the times after Thanksgiving leaving no meals to go to waste.

leftover turkey and cranberry sauce salad
leftover turkey cranberry salad

leftover turkey and cranberry sauce salad

In case you haven’t seen, it’s been all issues Thanksgiving right here on THM! As I talked about in my Cauliflower Stuffing publish, I’m a full-fledged Canadian (okay half Canadian) who’s obsessive about all issues US Thanksgiving. So I’m very a lot going to attract the method out for so long as potential. I additionally simply love that there’s one thing in between Halloween and Christmas as a result of in Canada Michael Bublé’s Christmas album comes out full swing on November 1st.

It’s additionally been enjoyable to revisit some traditional recipes round right here. This turkey and cranberry sauce salad recipe was initially posted in November of 2014 once I was very a lot dwelling in Canada. I can’t even let you know how difficult it was to seek out turkey and cranberry sauce off season. However I made do. Fortunately issues had been a lot simpler this go-around and we fortunately loved this salad for lunches all week.

What You Want for Leftover Turkey Salad

Leftover Turkey – be happy to sub leftover hen when you don’t have turkey or are making this not throughout Thanksgiving.

Celery – for crunch! Don’t go away this out.

Inexperienced onions – white and lightweight inexperienced elements solely. Be happy to sub a 1/4 cup of chopped pink onion if that’s all you’ve.

Walnuts – I like to recommend toasting them because it actually brings out the flavour.

Mayonnaise – for creaminess. You possibly can sub equal elements greek yogurt when you don’t have mayonnaise or don’t like mayonnaise.

Cranberry sauce – bonus factors for home made!

Spices – paprika, salt + pepper

Lemon – only a splash lemon juice to construct out the flavour

Easy methods to Make Turkey Cranberry Salad

This turkey cranberry salad couldn’t be simpler!

STEP 1: choose about 3 cups of meat off your turkey carcass. Chop or shred it if it comes off in greater chunks.

STEP 2: toast your walnuts on the stovetop or within the oven for 5-7 minutes at 350 levels F. (extremely advisable although non-compulsory)

STEP 3: combine your turkey, walnuts, celery and onion. prime with mayonnaise, cranberry sauce and lemon juice.

STEP 5: serve! This tastes nice on bread, a lettuce wrap or simply by itself!

leftover turkey salad

Can you employ hen instead of turkey?

Completely! This turkey cranberry salad tastes scrumptious year-round, even when you can’t get your palms on some turkey. Simply use the identical quantity of shredded hen instead of turkey. And when you can’t get contemporary cranberry sauce, attain for canned – simply attempt to discover one with out a ton of sugar added!

Most significantly, get pleasure from Thanksgiving. How particular is it that we dedicate a day to displaying gratitude for the folks we love.

Easy methods to Serve Leftover Turkey Salad

1. Sandwich – Simply scoop about 1 cup of this turkey salad onto your favourite bread. Choice so as to add lettuce or additional onion. Bonus factors when you put it on a croissant – yum!

2. Lettuce wraps – no bread available? Simply use lettuce! Bibb lettuce works finest however you should utilize no matter massive lettuce you’ve available. Then simply choose up along with your palms to eat

3. Salad – Eat this leftover turkey salad over a mattress of lettuce and even by itself!


Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Sauce Salad

Unsure what to do with all of these Thanksgiving leftovers? Repurpose them on this Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Sauce Salad! It’s scrumptious and a wholesome various for the times after Thanksgiving leaving no meals to go to waste.

  • Writer: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Prepare dinner Time: 0 minutes
  • Whole Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 68 servings 1x
  • Class: Lunch
  • Technique: Combine
  • Eating regimen: Gluten Free
  • 3 cups leftover cooked turkey, shredded*
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 inexperienced onions, chopped (whites and lightweight inexperienced solely)
  • 1/3 cup walnuts (non-compulsory: toasted)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise**
  • 1/3 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper, to style
  • splash lemon juice

  1. In a big bowl mix turkey, celery, onions and walnuts.
  2. Add in mayonnaise, cranberry sauce, spices and lemon juice.
  3. Serve on bread or on a salad.
  4. Observe: the flavours get even higher because it sits so I like to recommend making this within the morning and letting it sit for a number of hours, but when not it’s nonetheless delish!

*Be happy to sub in leftover hen.
**Greek yogurt works nice too when you don’t have or like mayonnaise

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