After Thanksgiving Salad Recipe
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After Thanksgiving Salad Recipe

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After Thanksgiving Salad is a delightful and unexpected way to use leftover turkey, remarks Betty Peel of Milford, Ohio, who sent her recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3-1/2 cups diced cooked turkey
  • 4 celery ribs, sliced
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed or dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 352 calories, 26g fat (4g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, celery, onions, pecans and red pepper. Combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper; stir into the turkey mixture. Refrigerate until serving. Serve on lettuce if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as After Thanksgiving Salad in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p13

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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