This turkey salad is the perfect way to use up leftover thanksgiving turkey. It is just like chicken salad but with a cranberry, almond twist. Perfect for sandwiches, topping on crackers or by itself.
Why Make This Recipe
This turkey salad is perfect for using up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, you can also use chicken in place of the turkey.
It's full of flavor with minimal ingredients, and it is loaded with protein.
You can customize this recipe with add-ins.
It is gluten free, and the perfect mix for sandwiches, crackers, or eating on it's own.
Chopped Almonds. I like adding chopped almonds for a little crunch and a change up from the usual walnuts.
Mayo or Greek Yogurt. Both taste amazing in this recipe. If you'd like to make the recipe healthier, use plain greek yogurt in place of the mayonnaise.
Dried cranberries or grapes. I used both in this recipe but you can use one or the other. It adds the perfect sweetness to the salad.
Chopped turkey. I use a mixture of dark and light meat. I find that the two together give the salad more flavor and make it moist. You can certainly use chicken inlace of the turkey. Both are great.
How To Make This Recipe.
Step 1 - chop up all the ingredients including the grapes.
Step 2 - add to a large mixing bowl and mix everything together. Add to sandwich bread or eat it as it.
FAQs And Expert Tips.
Yes, both are equally delicious.
Yes, use a mix of light and dark meat. The dark meat offers a lot of flavor for this salad and it brings in moisture. But if you prefer to skip and only do light meat - that is fine!
Either one is just fine. I used a little of both in my recipe so it had sweet/tart and a nice crunch.
Yes, you will want a soft nut like walnuts if you decide to skip the almonds. If you have a nut allergy, this recipe is still great without nuts!
This Turkey Salad is great for meal prep. You can make it on Sunday or before the work week and store it in an airtight container for up to 4 -5 days in the fridge. You may need to stir it up a little before serving but it will be a delicious lunch all week long.
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- 2½ cup Chopped Turkey
- ⅓ cup Plain Greek Yogurt or Mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup chopped almonds
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ½ cup chopped grapes
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsely
- Chop turkey, grapes, almonds, cranberries, parsely into pieces.
- Add all the above ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Top with seasoning, yogurt or mayo, and parsley. Mix well. Serve on toasted bread, crackers or over a bed of lettuce.