Turkey Salad on Croissants Recipe
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Turkey Salad on Croissants Recipe

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“I created this creamy crunchy salad for a small tea party I was having one midwinter afternoon,” pens Karen Jantz from New Plymouth, Idaho. “It’s a great way to use up some of that leftover holiday turkey when friends drop by.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 8 croissants, split

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 616 calories, 42 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 731 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, water chestnuts, pecans, celery and onions. Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, garlic pepper and salt; pour over turkey mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Spoon onto lettuce-lined croissants. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Salad Croissants in Country Woman November/December 2005, p35

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2014

"Perfect springtime recipe after all that heavy winter food. The water chestnuts and pecans give it a delightful crunch. Yum!!"

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"Delicious turkey salad recipe. I made it on lettuce without the croissant.

My husband and I enjoyed it."

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2012

"Yum. Use light mayo or fat free to cut back calories"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"This is a great sandwich! Made just as written."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"I really like this. Lots of stuff in it!"

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