Roasted Turkey Cranberry Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

This Roasted Turkey Cranberry Salad is a light and delicious way to use up leftover turkey. Turkey, dried cranberries, celery and onions are tossed with toasted pecans and a light greek yogurt dressing. Serves 6 in 15 minutes.

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One last recipe for your leftover turkey before I spend the day making pies. With that said, do I have the recipe for you! This roasted turkey cranberry salad is the perfect light lunch you can feel good about. Especially after the heavy yet equally delicious Thanksgiving dinner. 

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First, gather your ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need; 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1-1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey, salt and pepper, 4 cups cooked and shredded turkey, 1/3 cup sliced celery, 1/4 cup finely diced red onion, 1/4 cup dried cranberries and 1/3 cup pecans (toasted and then chopped).  

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To start, first add greek yogurt, mayo, cider vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in to a medium bowl. Then whisk well to combine and set off to the side.

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Next, in a large bowl, add the cooked turkey, celery, red onion and chopped toasted pecans. Toasting the pecans really adds some flavor! And because it’s fancy 😉

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Then pour the greek yogurt dressing into the bowl and toss until all of the dressing is throughout.

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However you decide to serve this is up to you! For my girls, I cut a large croissant in half horizontally and topped it with 3/4 cup of the roasted turkey cranberry salad and sprinkled micros greens onto for color and texture. For moi, I ate it on a bed of baby arugula, with the micro greens and extra black pepper.

I love the crunch of the celery and onions with the toasted pecans and sweet dried cherries. This roasted turkey cranberry salad is great for a light lunch or brunch or for meal prepping for the week. 

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Enjoy! And if you give this Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 6 (3/4 cup servings)

Roasted Turkey Cranberry Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

Shredded leftover turkey tossed with celery, red onion, toasted pecans and dried cranberries are tossed in a light greek yogurt dressing. Serve on a bed of baby spinach or on a buttery flakey croissant.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 4 cups shredded cooked leftover turkey
  • 1/3 cup sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 1/2 cup nonfat unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • pinch of kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • micro greens
  • croissant (optional)
  • baby spinach or baby arugula

Instructions

  1. In a small skillet, add the pecans and heat on medium-low heat until fragrant. About 5 to 6 minutes. Then chop.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked turkey, celery, onions, cranberries berries and chopped pecans.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the greek yogurt, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the greek dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  5. Serve immediately or cover and chill until ready to serve.

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4 Responses to “Roasted Turkey Cranberry Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing”

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    Jane S. — November 23, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Well, I was just sitting here trying to figure out something new to do with all my leftover turkey… And this salad looks SO good! I am excited to try something new, and so pretty! Thanks, Laurie!
    Hope you and your darling family had a wonderful holiday!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — November 28th, 2018 @ 7:46 am

      Thank you, Jane! We did, and I hope you did too! I love this salad, I had it as lunch for a week and didn’t get sick of it! Enjoy!

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    Dana — November 26, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    This was absolutely delicious, I replaced the pecans with pumpkin seeds.
    Definetly will be making this all the time with left over turkey!

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — November 28th, 2018 @ 7:42 am

      I’m so glad, Dana! Thanks for taking the time make this recipe and leave a review!

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