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
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!)
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!