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Turkey Mandarin Salad Recipe

Turkey Mandarin Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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