Salads | November 7, 2016

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Salad

turkey salad overhead shot. vinaigrette in small bowl, two wooden spoons next to the bowl

After Thanksgiving I always crave something light…something refreshing and simple.  A few years ago I enjoyed a salad with craved turkey at a local restaurant in Utah that was so stinking good!  It had roasted turkey, dried cranberries, sunflower seed, avocado, mozzarella cheese, and a pink poppyseed dressing.  It was heaven.  This is my version of that carved turkey salad – and I promise it will hit the spot after that heavy Thanksgiving meal!

making the pink poppy seed dressing. whisk in one bowl, wooden spoon in other bowl

If you are gettin’ a cravin’ for this salad and you don’t have leftover turkey – try a roistisserie chicken.  It will be just as delicious!  Also feel free to add in some mushrooms or onions if you’re into that sort of thing.

turkey salad in white bowl, with pink dressing in another little bowl. two wooden spoons nearby

This week we’ll be showcasing a few recipes that are perfec for those Thanksgiving leftovers.  But we want to remind you of a few older ones.  Checkout our Turkey Tortilla Soup and our Waffle Turkey Club.

5 from 1 vote
Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Keep gobbling up all that Thanksgiving turkey with this fresh dish.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: thanksgiving leftovers, turkey salad
Servings: 5
Calories: 240 kcal
Author: Kadee
  • Mixed Greens
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 cup bite sized leftover turkey or chicken
  • 1 Avocado diced
  • 1/4 cup bottled poppyseed dressing I like Brianna's
  • 1/4 cup bottled raspberry vinaigrette
  1. Layer lettuce, seeds, cranberries, mozarella, avocado and chicken in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together dressings until well combined, and drizzle on top.

Nutrition Facts
Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 267mg12%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Calcium 121mg12%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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