Turkey and Apple Arugula Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This satisfying salad proves that turkey can be enjoyed outside of the holidays. Peppery salad greens, sweet grapes and rich walnuts combine to create a flavor sensation. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
Turkey and Apple Arugula Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 4 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large apple, chopped
  • 1 cup green grapes, halved
  • 3 cups fresh arugula or baby spinach
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds


  1. For dressing, whisk together first 6 ingredients.
  2. Place turkey in a large bowl; sprinkle with seasonings and toss to combine. Stir in apple and grapes. Add arugula and mandarin oranges. Drizzle with dressing; toss lightly to combine.
  3. Sprinkle with walnuts and pomegranate seeds. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 354 calories, 17g fat (3g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 301mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein.