I recently made a turkey for a Friendsgiving that I hosted at my house. And of course, the star of this type of event should be the turkey. Welp, not this one. The turkey was a failure. I didn’t realize the oven was at the wrong temperature as the turkey was cooking, and the result was a dry bird. I was so mad at myself for this…
There might have been tears.
But, we made the best of it. I poured some of the drippings over the turkey to return some moisture to the meat, and luckily the gravy came out quite yummy, so it wasn’t a complete disaster.
But then came my thought…What should I do with the leftover turkey? I wanted to make something that would bring flavor and moisture back into the turkey, and I didn’t really want to reheat it and dry it out.
Thus, this turkey salad was born!
I made the turkey salad in a very similar way to my chicken salad, and it was really, really good! This recipe combines turkey (of course), celery, onions, craisins, almonds, and a homemade dressing that all blend together so perfectly. The sweetness of the craisins and the crunch of the nuts and celery make this salad a winner!
Give this a try…even if your turkey isn’t dry. 😉
½ cup chopped onions
½ cup chopped celery
½ cup craisins
½ cup slivered almonds (I like to lightly toast mine.)
½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
Juice of ½ lemon
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp. fresh chopped parsley
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
- Combine the turkey, onions, celery, craisins, and almonds in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper.
- Spoon the dressing over the turkey and stir to combine everything together.
Enjoy on a sandwich, a salad, or on it’s own!