Turkey Waldorf Salad

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

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6



  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey


  • 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


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.

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  • Sylvia Davis

    Easy, timely and delicious! Elise, I can always tell which recipes on the site are yours — simple yet sophisticated home cooking that real people who eat real food really want to eat.

  • Reba

    I have made this 3 times already. It is delious!!!! I use the dressing on broccoli slaw and was so good. I use coconut vinegar and honey. So good!!!

  • KJill

    Oh, thank you so much for this one, 4 people +16lb turkey = a lot of turkey leftover. I am getting my company post turkey day and they will be eating turkey. This looks like a really nice lunch option. You have a few others on site that look really good but MIL thinks pepper is spicy so the curried and chile options are out – this looks safe and still tasty for the more adventurous eaters in the bunch.

    • kjill

      Just to add on, this was very good, I had two rather large Fuji apples and upped the turkey by perhaps 1/2 a cup and still had plenty of dressing. Served with small rolls on the side and got 6 nice lunch size servings from this.