Turkey Salad is a great way to use up leftover turkey, transforming it into a delicious and refreshing new meal. This salad combines tender turkey with crisp vegetables and a creamy dressing, making it perfect for a light lunch or a sandwich filling.


  • 2 cups cooked turkey, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1/4 cup dried cranberries or grapes, halved
  • Optional: 1/4 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
  • Optional: Fresh herbs (like parsley or dill), chopped


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chopped turkey, celery, and red onion. If using, add the dried cranberries (or grapes) and chopped nuts.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and garlic powder. Season the dressing with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Pour the dressing over the turkey mixture and toss gently to combine everything well.
  4. If using, stir in the fresh herbs.
  5. Cover and refrigerate the turkey salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Serve the turkey salad on a bed of lettuce, in a sandwich, or wrapped in a tortilla.
  7. Adjust the seasoning if necessary before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Protein: 18g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 30 minutes


  • Serves: 4

Turkey Salad is a versatile and flavorful dish that’s both satisfying and easy to make. It’s a great way to repurpose leftover turkey, and you can customize it with your favorite ingredients. Whether served on its own, as a sandwich filling, or in a wrap, it’s sure to be a hit!

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