Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Turkey Tuesday

Sometimes I look forward to the obligatory turkey sandwich after thanksgiving more so than the big meal ;)  In anticipation of some leftovers from the upcoming holiday, I tried out some recipes that would put leftovers to good use!  This is the first of a series of posts to give you some different ideas for how to use that extra turkey.


Curried Turkey Salad
adapted slightly from Pinch My Salt
Serves 3

I've been meaning to try a curried salad like this for awhile, and I'm glad I did.  It could easily be made with chicken or tofu as well!

2c cooked/leftover turkey, chopped
1/2c diced apple (I left the peel on)
1/3c dried fruit and nuts (I used a mix of sour cherries and pecans)
1/3c greek yogurt
1 1/2T olive oil mayo
2-3t curry powder (more or less depending on how spicy your curry powder is and taste buds!)
1/2T honey
pinch salt
few grinds of fresh black pepper
2-3 small sweet potatoes, roasted (at 350deg for 45-60min), if desired

Prepare the dressing in a large bowl:  mix together yogurt, mayo, curry, honey, salt and pepper.  Add turkey, apple, and dried fruit/nuts and stir until well combined.  Serve as a sandwich, or over a roasted sweet potato!



*Disclaimer:  Nature's Pride bread pictured above provided by Foodbuzz Tastemaker's program.  It's the Oven Classics Honey Wheat, and I'm a fan!

17 comments:

Lauren said...

The curry dressing sounds fantastic, and I love the idea of serving the salad over roast sweet potatoes! Will be making this soon - definitely before there's leftover turkey ;).

Sarah said...

Mmm, I love your idea to serve over a roasted sweet potato. I can taste the flavors together even now, delicious! I've made curried chicken salad before so I know how good this must be.

Thank you for your kind comments on Suite Apple Pie recently re: my impending motherhood, I'm doing well thank you and can't wait! Will post an announcement when it happens.

Beth said...

What a great idea. This looks delicious!

We Are Not Martha said...

I love curried chicken salad, but now I totally want to try it with turkey after Thanksgiving! Here's to hoping for lots of leftovers :)

Sues

Diana said...

Oooh, good idea! I love Thanksgiving leftovers, although I think I eat them in their original form most often. I do love my parents' recipe for turkey chow mein, though, which they make with the leftover turkey meat. I guess I won't be having any this year, though, since I gave up meat! Hmm, I smell a challenge. :)

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

What a BRILLIANT idea!!!!

Peggy said...

I love the idea of curried turkey! Genius!

Joanne said...

You are actually making me WISH that my parents have some leftover turkey...and that's saying a lot because they have pretty bad turkey-roasting skills. This salad sounds delicious!

Emily said...

ooh, definitely trying this one after thanksgiving this year. :)

Reeni said...

Curry and sweet potato are so good together - I love this! Delicious idea!

megan @ whatmegansmaking said...

curry and leftover turkey just seem to go well together for some reason. Great idea for leftovers!

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

I actually had a chicken curry salad (similar to this one) on my menu for tomorrow. I'm actually a little scared but hopefully it's as delicious as everyone says it is. LOVE the dried cherries addition.

Jenn from Much to My Delight said...

Wow--you are really ahead of your game! A turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving is one of life's simple pleasures. In our family, the day after T-Day is always met with a batch of turkey chilaquiles and I definitely look forward to that more than the big day meal.

stephen said...

This looks amazing! I just found your blog through Food buzz and am so glad I did. Looks like you have a lot of yummy stuff on here. :)

sophia said...

I LOVE their new oven classics bread, too. They make a really good grilled sandwich...I prefer the WW one, though.

Though, I think this would be even more fantastic on roasted sweet potato like you suggested!

elra said...

Your curried turkey salad sounds superb !

Kerstin said...

This is such a fabulous idea for a series of posts! Looks super tasty!

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