Fast Turkey Salad Recipe

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When the heat of summer hits, I want to spend time with my family, not with my oven! So I'll often cook a turkey breast, then dice and freeze leftovers for fast hearty dishes like this.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 2 cups thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 jar (2 ounces) chopped pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 203 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a bowl, combine rice, turkey, celery, grapes, peppers and pimientos; set aside. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, honey, mustard, and seasonings; mix well. Pour over rice mixture; toss to coat. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Sprinkle with almonds just before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Refreshing Turkey Salad in Taste of Home's Down-Home Diabetic Cookbook Annual 2000, p44

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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