Got leftover turkey? This turkey salad is the perfect way to use it. With celery, pecans, cranberries and rosemary it is full of flavor!
Growing up one of my absolute favorite ways to enjoy a turkey sandwich was simple: white bread, mayonnaise, turkey, salt and pepper. That’s it. And it was what I looked forward to every year the Friday after Thanksgiving. Now, I’m not saying that I don’t still enjoy that. I do. But, kicking my turkey sandwich game up a notch by turning it into a Turkey Salad Sandwich is also a fantastic, delicious way to use leftover turkey.
I love a good chicken salad sandwich. Whether it’s a Dill Chicken Salad, Curry Chicken Salad or Almond Chicken Salad, leftover poultry turned into a creamy salad is always a great lunch option. I just love the creaminess of the dressing contrasting with the wonderful different textures of the ingredients.
This Turkey Salad Recipe is no different. It is full of goodies and will be one of your new favorite ways to serve your leftover turkey.
Let’s talk about the ingredients you’ll need:
Making turkey salad is super simple. And if you’re making it the day after Thanksgiving that is most welcome. Am I right?! Here are the step by step photos and instructions showing you just how easy it is to make.
You might be asking yourself how long turkey salad lasts in the fridge. That depends on when you cook the turkey. This will keep for about 3 days starting from the time you make the turkey.
I seriously loved everything about this Turkey Salad. It made a fantastic lunch for my husband and I. The creaminess of the dressing, the crunch of the celery and pecans, and the sweet yet tart cranberries made this a flavor explosion.
Want more ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers? Try these:
Turkey Curry Soup is hearty and the perfect way to warm up on a cold day!
Baked Turkey Spaghetti is loaded with brussels sprouts, bacon, mushrooms and cheese.
Turkey Brie Crostini is a fun way to use leftovers! Fit for a party!
Open Face Turkey Sandwich is pure comfort food!
Easy Turkey Tetrazzini is a classic retro recipe! This version is made from scratch and SO good!
SusanDecember 22, 2022 at 7:46 pm
Not sure if I can find sherry vinegar. Can I substitute it with maybe another kind of vinegar?
DesereeDecember 22, 2022 at 9:15 pm
Hi Susan! You could substitute white or red wine vinegar. Both are stronger than sherry vinegar (red being the strongest) so maybe start with a little less at first. Hope this helps!