Cindy's Turkey Salad Recipe -
Cindy's Turkey Salad Recipe
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Cindy's Turkey Salad

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"Great for leftover Thanksgiving turkey! I threw it together and decided to write down the measurements. Everyone loved it! For a kick add more jalapeno pepper!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a bowl, mix the turkey meat, celery, jalapeno, relish, and mayonnaise. Season with cilantro, salt, and pepper. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 27, 2008

I put this recipe on here a long time ago just wanted to do update!! I also use fresh cilantro don't know why it was changed to the dried!! But just wanted to say this same recipe is good for chicken or tuna!!! If you really want to make a little change try adding a little horseradish!!! My friend gives me home made fresh and sometimes I throw that in there!! Thanks for your nice comments I ate tuna fish just yesterday made just like this with the addition of horseradish on crackers!! It was tasty!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 08, 2010

This was okay, just a little spicy for our taste. I will make again, but leave out the jalapeno, maybe a dash of red pepper instead for a hint of spicey.

May 27, 2006

Yes, this is a great recipe, but be forewarned about putting 2 tsps of salt into a recipe that only serves 12! I was even nervous putting in the 1/2 tsp that I used (which I thought was plenty). I also used another reviewer's idea to use half mayo and half plain nonfat yogurt and it still came out tasting yummy.

Feb 05, 2009

This is a really good salad that I have used with leftover turkey---in fact, I had to search for the recipe and couldn't find it (I thought it was 'carol's turkey salad' for some reason). I only use 1/2 tsp. of salt at the most in this, but otherwise, I love follow the ingred. list. Yummy! Thanks, Cindy! A true favorite, and I can't wait for the holidays to make this with the leftover turkey!

May 27, 2006

Loved the jalapeno pepper in this salad! I used a savory relish instead of the sweet and did not add even a grain of the salt. If you're one who can't live without dousing everything with salt, I suggest only using a half tsp. Hubby loved this too and thanks!

Nov 30, 2010

Wonderful way to use up leftover turkey. I left out cilantro(can't stand it) and added 1/2 minced red onion. Also did not add salt(never do). It was very tasty. Would be terrific with chicken or tuna.

Jun 22, 2010

add turkey last!

Nov 27, 2005

Made this with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Was real good. I added half a white onion chopped and served on toasted onion rolls.Also, added about half a cup more mayo. Will be making this for years to come. Next time will add some red bell pepper for color and taste. Served with potato chips and dip.


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  • Calories
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 572 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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