Monday, October 13, 2014

Harvest Turkey Salad

Harvest Turkey Salad
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!!  I made this recipe back in the summer when I was craving a taste of fall.  I love that my local grocery store sells rotisserie turkey breasts, so the hard part of the meal prep is done for me.  Of course a real home cooked turkey would be even better which is why I have been waiting to post this recipe until Thanksgiving time.  By combining some of my favorite flavors from a Holiday meal, I turned a traditional chicken salad recipe into something completely unexpected.  The crunch of the apples and pecans, the tart sweetness of the cranberries, the spice from the horseradish and the aromatic herbs and spices make an ordinary piece of turkey turn into an awesome taste experience.  I made a sandwich out of it on local whole wheat bread for my husband, but my portion never made it out of the bowl because it tasted so good I gobbled it up with the spoon I used to mix it.  So if by any chance you have any turkey left after your feast up there in Canada today, I highly recommend trying this recipe out in the days to come for a unique twist on leftovers.  I know I will be making it again in November after my family's big turkey meal!!

Harvest Turkey Salad

1 C. cooked turkey, chopped
1/3 apple, finely diced
2 T. pecans, chopped
2 T. dried cranberries
1/4 C. real mayonnaise
1 tsp. horseradish
1/2 tsp. dried sage
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
freshly ground black pepper

all mixed together
lunch is served
with a slice of smoked Gouda underneath

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