"I use leftover turkey for this quick salad with all the right textures. The raisin sweetens the salad, the sunflowers add a crunch, and the turkey is the heart of the salad." — Cookin' Mommy
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cooked turkey, cut into bite-size pieces
roasted sunflower seed kernels
apples, cored and diced
Don't walk, RUN toward this recipe after Thanksgiving and you are so sick of thanksgiving turkey sandwiches that you can hardly stand it! This salad is FANTASTIC! I made it and immediately put it over a bed of lettuce (did not put it in the refrigerator for the suggested 2 hours), and my family (including a 13 year old boy) LOVED it. My husband is eating seconds as we speak! An excellent recipe and perfect for the leftover turkey after the holidays.
Very tasty salad~ Had to add extra Mayo for creaminess though. I make a similar salad with toasted pecans and craisins.
Great recipe. I used seedless grapes instead of raisins.
My family of six loves this recipe (kids aged 7 years to 15 months). We buy turkeys in November when they're on sale, keep them in the stand up freezer, and then grill throughout the year for a healthy meat that doesn't heat up the house. Some portion of every turkey gets made into this salad. Sometimes I use the sunflower/raisin combo and other times the pecan/cranberry. Both work well; just depends what is on sale at the time. Great with my husband's homemade rosemary raisin bread. Keeps well for the next day, too.
My daughter hates Turkey, but loves this!!! The flavor blend so well this is perfect on a bed of lettuce, on potato bread, or plain. I highly recommend. I made it twice. The first time followed the recipe the second time made it with pecans and cranberries instead of raisins and sunflower seeds. Both we equally successful. Perfect for leftover Turkey.
Very good! I didn't have any raisins, so I used dried cranberries and apricots instead.
This salad was awesome! We had it for dinner after letting it sit for 1 1/2 hours-the flavors blended together well. I used 1/2 t. lemon juice, since I didn't have fresh lemon. My daughter was not a fan of fruit mixed in, but my husband says she will like it when she's older. He loved it and will take it for lunch tomorrow
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sweet Leftover Turkey Salad
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 173
** Calories from Fat: 87
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