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Turkey Waldorf Salad

Turkey Waldorf Salad with leftover turkey, apples, pecans, cranberries, and a honey mayo sour cream dressing

Turkey Waldorf Salad
Elise Bauer

When it comes to planning a holiday feast, our family tends to have bigger eyes than stomachs, how about you? I don't know how we manage to do this every year, but between my parents and I, we make twice as much food as we need!

The benefit of going overboard of course is days of light cooking duties because of all of the leftovers.

Here's a quick and easy way to use up some of those turkey leftovers—a Turkey Waldorf Salad, with apples and celery like the classic Waldorf, but with roasted pecans instead of walnuts, and dried sweetened cranberries instead of grapes.

The salad comes together quickly with a sweet tangy honey mayo sour cream dressing.

Turkey Waldorf Salad

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Salad:
  • 2 cups diced cooked turkey breast
  • 2 large red apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup lightly toasted pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped white and green parts (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

Method

  1. Make the dressing

    Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, cider vinegar and honey.

  2. Gently mix dressing with salad ingredients

    Place the salad ingredients—cooked turkey, chopped apple, celery, pecans, dried cranberries, green onion—in a large bowl. Gently fold in the dressing.

    Refrigerate until serving. Can make up to 2 hours before serving.

Turkey Waldorf Salad
Elise Bauer