Do you have turkey in your refrigerator and have no clue what you’re going to do with it? I have the perfect recipe for you today!
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Hi everyone! How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was amazing! Even though we didn’t have a huge family gathering this year, it was really nice. My parents came over and hung out with us all day. It was so peaceful and relaxing. My niece and nephews stopped by to say hello also.
Since we weren’t doing a “big” Thanksgiving this year, I told my mom that I wasn’t going to cook as much food.
Well, that didn’t work out very well.
We. had. so. much. food! Oh my!
What was I thinking? We had turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, corn soufflé, Brussel Sprouts, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce and rolls. My gosh that is a lot. Seriously, I did not think this through, did I?
Obviously, I didn’t.
Since I have leftovers galore, I will be making some thanksgiving inspired dinners. I do like some of the leftovers, but I am known to be picky here and there, so I’ll be creating some recipes (like this Turkey Vegetable Soup. Did you see it? Yum!) to use up all this food.
Every year, my mom say: “honey, make turkey sandwiches.” Well I don’t like plain, cold turkey sandwiches, so I wanted to come up with a jazzed up version.
Enter: Turkey Salad!
You guys, this turkey salad is the bomb.com! Oh yea I just went there. But I had to, to emphasis how amazing this turkey salad is. Make this! You will not be disappointed. You can add it on some french rolls, with some lettuce and tomatoes then eat like queens and kings. Or if you’re having some more gatherings this weekend, you could put this in a bowl with some crackers and cheese. It would be a delicious appetizer too.
I love this salad and will be making it years to come! PS How was your thanksgiving? What was your favorite dish and did you make it yourself? Thanks to you all for trying my recipes and reading this blog. You are all awesome! Happy Weekend!
Get the Recipe: Turkey Salad
- 2-3 cups turkey, chopped into small pieces
- 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
- 1/2 medium onion, diced
- 2 celery ribs, cut in half; then chopped
- 2 carrots, cut in half, then chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 4 tablespoons ranch dressing
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Place turkey pieces in a large mixing bowl. Add old bay seasoning and mix well.
- Add remaining 8 ingredients and mix well. ([i]If your turkey salad is looking a little dry, add some more mayonnaise.)[/i]
- Refrigerate in a closed container for 3 days.
Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Cyndi! I’m loving this turkey salad, what a great way to use up all of those leftovers! Sounds like the perfect lunch to me. Pinned!
Thank you Gayle! It was a nice, non stressful day! Perfect thanksgiving!! Hope you had a great day as well!! 🙂
My husband would LOVE this! Can’t wait to make this with all of my leftovers!
Yeah, my plans to not cook so much food never works out. Ah well, at least there’s plenty of leftovers for turkey soup, etc. This sandwich look like a great way to use up that turkey!
This looks so perfect for holiday leftovers! And great photos Cyndi!
I’m kicking myself because this is such an obvious great choice for leftovers and I never would have thought of it! I guess if it’s not tuna or chicken it does not exist in my mind…..not any more! Thank you!