Turkey Tossed Salad Recipe
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Turkey Tossed Salad Recipe

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I played around with my best friend's recipe for chicken salad until I had one that was perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers. This salad is light and refreshing...the perfect antidote for heavy holiday eating. Plus, it's easy to prepare. —Kristy Dills, Flintsonte, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (10 ounces) ready-to-serve salad greens
  • 4 cups shredded cooked turkey
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 snack-size cup (4 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • Dash each salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 199 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a large bowl, combine first seven ingredients. Drain oranges, reserving syrup, and place in bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients and reserved syrup; toss with salad. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Tossed Salad in Taste of Home December/January 2008, p32

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"I have made this for a teacher appreciation dinner. They loved it!"

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