This turkey salad recipe will make you look forward to turkey leftovers. It’s a favorite leftover turkey recipe! Great for turkey salad sandwiches too!

This turkey salad makes one of my favorite ways to use up and enjoy all those turkey leftovers from yesterday. It really does make for a quick-fix meal perfect for making the most of your roasted turkey breast or smoked turkey.

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Since it has definitely has a different taste from just reheating the turkey leftovers, it really helps you to not feel like you have a never ending supply of turkey that you’ll never make it through. Well, at least it does for me. If you are like my family, you may even look forward to having those leftovers just so you can make this turkey salad.

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Ways to Enjoy Turkey Salad

Enjoy it with your favorite crackers as a simple lunch.

Pile it high on a toasted croissant for the ultimate turkey salad sandwich.

It’s delicious served atop some Bibb lettuce for a beautiful turkey salad too!

I think you’ll fall in love with it, too.

Turkey Salad Recipe | ©
Turkey Salad Recipe | ©

Here’s my turkey salad recipe. Give it a try, make it your own, and gobble up all that turkey in your refrigerator in style.

Turkey Salad Recipe

5 from 3 votes
This turkey salad recipe will make you look forward to turkey leftovers. It’s a favorite leftover turkey recipe! Great for turkey salad sandwiches too!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 1/2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup red grapes, halved
  • 1 large apple, diced
  • 1/2 cup roasted pecans
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 dash lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup whipped heavy cream


  • Mix together turkey, celery, grapes, apples, pecans, mayonnaise, lemon juice and salt until well-combined in a medium mixing bowl. Fold in whipped heavy cream and serve cold.


As a salad: Serve atop bibb lettuce leaves for a luncheon
As a sandwich: Serve in a toasted croissant.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 433IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

If you are looking for even more ideas, you may want to check out these Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes that I shared with you last year. YUM!

Love ya bunches!
Robyn xo

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Recipe Review


  1. 5 stars
    This was excellent. I used an orange marmalade spread on one side of the bread because a tea room I visit does that and it was very tasty

  2. I make a chicken salad similar to this. In our efforts to be healthier, I use Greek Yogurt instead of mayo and we can’t really tell the difference. It’s just as delicious!

  3. This looks heavenly – I’m thinking in a wrap or on top of some fresh greens sounds like the perfect after-Thanksgiving lunch!