Turkey Mandarin Salad Recipe
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Turkey Mandarin Salad Recipe

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A refreshing, interesting combination of turkey, pasta and fruit with a lightly sweet dressing makes this a family favorite. I found the recipe in an old church cookbook years ago. —Bernice Smith, Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup cooked macaroni
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • Toasted almonds, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 382 calories, 29g fat (8g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, onion and salt; mix well. Add grapes, celery, oranges and macaroni; toss lightly to mix. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Just before serving, combine fold whipped cream into mayonnaise; fold into salad along with almonds. Top with toasted almonds if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Mandarin Salad in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p33

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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tgbvmb User ID: 1390093 2128
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2009

"Delicious combination of tastes and textures! I hate pasta salads, however, so I omit pasta, or substitute cold cooked rice."

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