Soups and Salads

Turkey Salad

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


  1. Combine the turkey, onions, celery, craisins, and almonds in a large bowl.


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper.


  1. Spoon the dressing over the turkey and stir to combine everything together.


Enjoy on a sandwich, a salad, or on it’s own!





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