Healthier Turkey Salad


Looking for something to do with some of that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving?  Look no further than this healthy turkey salad!  Colorful, tangy and sweet and filled with fruits, it will brighten any sandwich, salad or cracker but not leave you feeling like you just ate (and gained) Thanksgiving once again.  I am all for Thanksgiving leftovers but by the third time I have eaten them, I need something new. The ingredients in this turkey salad are ones that you should already have on hand.

This recipe is an adaption of about three different chicken salad recipes.  As I have stated many times before, I loathe mayo so that was the first ingredient to go.  What left is the combination of the best things from each of the recipes.  Don’t care for Greek Yogurt?  You can add the mayo back in.  Just be aware it no longer is healthier.  Lots of different fruits can be added if you don’t care for apples or cranberries.  Think grapes and raisins.  Same goes for the nuts.  Pecans, walnuts or hazelnuts can be substutited or even left out all together.

I recommend making this salad either in the morning or the night before.  You are going to want some time for the flavors to “mingle.”  It’s great to out out with dinner rolls for people to snack one throughout the day or if they need something quick to grab.


Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Healthier Turkey Salad

A Healthier turkey salad that uses the leftovers from holiday dinners.

10 minPrep Time:

10 minTotal Time:

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  • 2 cups cooked, shredded turkey
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced apple chunks
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/8 cup apple juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl toss together shredded turkey, celery, almonds, dried cranberries and apples. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together all remaining ingredients until well blended.
  2. Pour dressing mixture over turkey mixture and stir to coat.
  3. Serve on sliced bread, leafy greens, rolls or crackers.
  4. Store in the refrigerator.


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Author: Steph Potter

I am a wife and stay at home mother of two adorable little men. I'll spend a small fortune on the right pair of shoes or purse. Sometimes, I don't feel like a "real" adult. Sometimes, I feel like I'm getting old. Often at the same time. This is my space to share weekly dinner menus, healthy recipes, useful cooking tips and my fitness journey. So grab a cup of coffee, a cozy chair and enjoy!

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