Turkey Waldorf Salad

Turkey Waldorf Salad

A perfect way to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey is to turn it into a turkey Waldorf salad. The Waldorf salad was first created in 1896 by the Waldorf Astoria chef for a charity ball benefitting St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. The original salad was made of just mayonnaise, apples, and celery. Over the years folks have added all kinds of things, like pears, raisins, and nuts. This recipe adds the wonderful addition of grapes, walnuts, and turkey.

Gather up your ingredients.

ingredients for turkey Waldorf salad

In a large salad bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

salad dressing ingredients

Add turkey, walnuts, celery, apples, and grapes. Toss to coat.

mix all ingredients together

Serve on a bed of lettuce. 

Leftovers will keep for up to three days in a sealed, refrigerated container.

If you love this Turkey Waldorf Salad recipe, you might also like my Cranberry Walnut Spinach Salad with Sesame Dressing; Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Fig Dressing; and Broccoli Pasta Salad.

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Turkey Waldorf Salad

Delicious turkey Waldorf salad recipe perfect for using up leftover Thanksgiving turkey.

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: turkey
  • Method: salad
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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4 cups diced turkey breast
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup diced celery
1 cup chopped apples
1 cup grapes
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 head lettuce, washed and torn

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add turkey, walnuts, celery, apples, and grapes. Toss to coat. Serve on a bed of lettuce. 

Notes

NOTE: Leftovers will keep in a sealed, refrigerated container for up to three days.

Keywords: Waldorf salad, turkey Waldorf salad, leftover turkey, turkey salad

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