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This Leftover Turkey Salad is a creamy and filling salad that is quick and easy to make — and your new go-to recipe for using Thanksgiving leftovers! | aheadofthyme.com

Leftover Turkey Salad


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Leftover Turkey Salad is a creamy and filling salad that is quick and easy to make — and your new go-to recipe for using Thanksgiving leftovers! Serve it as a filling in turkey salad sandwiches, as a salad over lettuce, or as a dip with crackers.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked turkey, shredded
  • 1/2 cup celerydiced
  • 2 tablespoons green onionsfinely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika or chili powder, (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • bread (optional, for serving as a sandwich)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients including cooked turkey, celery, green onions, mayonnaise, mustard, paprika, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  2. Serve as is over iceberg lettuce, as a filling in between sandwich bread or pita bread, or in a grilled cheese.

Notes

How to store: For best results, store leftover turkey salad in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. For turkey salad sandwiches, first wrap them in a paper towel and then wrap them tightly in plastic cling film and eat within 24 hours before the bread gets soggy.

How to freeze: It’s not recommended to freeze turkey salad because the mayonnaise will separate in the freezer and the dressing will become watery.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Turkey
  • Method: Tossed
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: leftover turkey salad, turkey salad, turkey salad sandwich, turkey sandwich, leftover turkey