|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 39g||50%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||38%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||17%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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.
1 cup sliced seedless red grapes
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup coarsely chopped green onions
3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, optional
3 to 4 cups diced cooked turkey
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley, optional
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 to 1 cup mayonnaise
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Salt, to taste
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
In a bowl, combine the sliced grapes, celery, green onion, pecans (if using), turkey, and parsley (if using). Toss to blend ingredients.
In another bowl, combine the lemon juice, 3/4 cup of the mayonnaise, and pepper; blend well.
Stir the mayonnaise mixture into the turkey mixture until blended, adding more mayonnaise if needed. Add salt, to taste.
Serve in sandwiches or on greens or romaine lettuce leaves for a lighter lunch salad.
- 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.
- Get more flavor from your pecans by toasting them lightly. Put them in a dry skillet and cook them over medium heat.
- Shake the pan frequently and remove them to a plate as soon as they are aromatic and lightly browned.
- Replace the pecans with toasted slivered almonds.