Best thing to make out of leftover turkey yet. Turkey salad is a delicious alternative to a chicken salad and a great way to use leftover turkey. Pecans, sage, and Gruyere cheese add great flavors and compliment the holiday season very well.
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Why yes, this is the 1001st holiday dinner leftover idea, but why stop?
I believe that we should have about a million ideas for recipes that we can do with leftover holidays food. Not just holiday food really, any leftovers that can get a “new life” the next day. Life really is too short to eat the same food all the time and too short to eat boring food. Why have the same exact thing two days in a row when you can taste something different? It’s more fun that way.
I know foodies of the world would definitely agree but my family on the other hand, it’s taking me a long time to convince most of them to keep trying new foods and flavors. They are definitely people who are loyal to their favorites and revisit them very often.
This year, and I’m safe to assume every year, I swore that I would give my husband and his family a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I guess they already know from my Christmas dinners that I like to go rogue and create different new meats and side dishes every year. But not Thanksgiving, they won’t let me touch the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. So, while I’m barred by my promise to give them all their favorites, they said nothing about leftovers. That’s fair game and I’m making up as many new things for leftovers and I can. Starting with this tasty Pecan, Sage, and Gruyere Turkey Salad.
- About 3 cups chopped cooked turkey, packed
- 3 oz Gruyere cheese, diced
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 5-6 fresh sage leaves, minced
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- ½ cup mayo
- ¼ cup sour cream
- Combine turkey, Gruyere cheese, pecans, and sage in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
- Add salt, pepper, mayo, and sour cream. Mix until all combined.
- Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Note: this recipe doesn't have to be done with leftover turkey. You can get turkey breast at the store and roast it according the the instructions on the package.
Check out these great recipes from other bloggers:
Turkey Cranberry BBQ Sauce Pizza from The Recipe Runner
Warm Turkey Sliders from Self Proclaimed Foodie
Leftover Turkey Frittatas from Diethood
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