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Turkey Tossed Salad Recipe

Turkey Tossed Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 snack-size cup (4 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 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
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • Dash salt and pepper

Directions

  • 1. Drain oranges, reserving syrup. In a large bowl, combine the oranges, salad greens, turkey, blue cheese, almonds, cranberries, celery and onion.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients and reserved syrup. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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