Festive Fall Turkey Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Festive Fall Turkey Salad Recipe
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Festive Fall Turkey Salad

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"I created this recipe to use leftover holiday turkey. It's a classic bound salad using mayonnaise and celery, but it also includes fresh cranberries, orange juice and cashews. Although new to our menu, it has become a holiday favorite. My family requests I make my own turkey before Thanksgiving so I can serve this salad as an appetizer at our holiday feast. I hope you will find it as enjoyable as we do. Enjoy it on rolls, in wraps, or as a spread with crackers."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Place the cranberries, orange juice, orange zest, and sugar into a pan. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost all the liquid has cooked away, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, and cool.
  3. Place cashews on prepared baking pan. Roast in preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove, and cool.
  4. Mix the turkey together in a large bowl with the celery, mayonnaise, applesauce, salt, sage, thyme, and pepper until evenly blended. Fold in the cranberry mixture. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
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  • PREP 25 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 2 hrs 40 mins
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2008

This stuff is amazing! I didn't have sage and I only had ground Thyme, so those things were different. I also couldn't find whole cranberries in the stores yet, so I used Craisins. I served this on potato rolls and it makes it even more delightful. My friends enjoyed this as well. I wasn't sure when to add the cashews, so I waited until just before I served it.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 28, 2008

This was just ok for me. I really wanted to like this, but I'm afraid the orange in the cranberry sauce was a bit overpowering. I used mayo, but the sweetness and the orange really stood out making it taste like it was made with miracle whip (which I'm not fond of at all). I will try this again, but will use my own cranberry sauce (Martha Stewart's cranberry grape compote!) and maybe add some chopped onion.

 

6 Ratings

Mar 28, 2008

Delicious! Mine version deters as I didn't have exactly the same ingredients however, the salty, sweet flavoring works great with the thyme and sage spice. my substitutes...craisins(cranberries), pistachios(cashews) and chicken breast meat(turkey, Kosher salt. This is a must make recipe!

 
Nov 27, 2007

Step 2 is how I usually make my cranberry sauce. This was such a great way to use up the leftovers! I didn't have any cashews or celery on hand but it was so simple and perfectly yummy. I'm happy to leave the first review here.

 
Dec 04, 2009

My family LOVES this. Easy, simple, tasty. Perfect.

 
Nov 24, 2012

Made it exactly as printed. Applesauce kept the amount of mayonnaise low so it wasn't oily. Flavors blended well. I'll make this after every turkey dinner.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 22.2 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 274 mg
  • 11%

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

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