Turkey Salad With Red Grapes

Turkey Salad with Grapes
Turkey Salad With Grapes. Diana Rattray
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
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Turkey salad is one of our favorite dishes to make with leftover turkey. You can use turkey breast in the salad but you could add some dark as well. If you only have green grapes, go ahead and substitute them for the red. The salad won't be as colorful, but it will be just as delicious.

Lemon juice adds flavor to the mayonnaise dressing. We like to add coarsely chopped toasted pecans for the added crunch and protein. Toasted slivered almonds would be excellent additions as well.

Enjoy this tasty turkey salad on lettuce for lunch or use it as a filling in sandwiches or buns. It's a great way to use that leftover holiday turkey!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup sliced seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions (scallions)
  • 3/4 cup coarsely broken or chopped pecans, optional
  • 3 to 4 cups cooked diced turkey
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, optional
  • 1 teaspoon ​​lemon juice
  • 3/4 to 1 cup ​mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt, to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a bowl, combine the sliced grapes, celery, green onion, pecans, if using, turkey, and parsley, if using. Toss to blend ingredients.
  2. In another bowl, combine the ​lemon juice, 3/4 cup mayonnaise, and pepper; blend well. Stir the mayonnaise mixture into the turkey mixture until blended, adding more mayonnaise if needed. Add salt, to taste.
  3. Serve in sandwiches or on greens or romaine lettuce leaves for a lighter lunch salad.

    Tips and Variations

    • Replace the pecans with toasted slivered almonds.
    • Toast the pecans: Put the pecans in a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook, constantly stirring and turning, until the pecans are lightly browned and aromatic. Remove to a plate to cool.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 930
    Total Fat 58 g
    Saturated Fat 11 g
    Unsaturated Fat 19 g
    Cholesterol 315 mg
    Sodium 764 mg
    Carbohydrates 7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 92 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)