Saturday, November 30, 2013

Turkey-Pecan Salad Cups

This afternoon I decided to use some of the leftover turkey to make turkey salad for lunch. Last night we had an exact repeat of Thanksgiving dinner by reheating all the leftovers, and I still have 2 refrigerators full of leftovers. I didn't feel like reheating all that again for I whipped up a quick and easy turkey salad instead. I diced some leftover turkey breast, sliced up some celery and onions, seasoned it with salt and pepper and mixed in some mayonnaise. I used leftover toasted pecans and folded them into my turkey salad for some additional crunch and nutty flavor. I scooped it into little artisan romaine lettuce cups and enjoyed my Thanksgiving turkey reincarnated into something else. It was a nice change. I snapped a quick photo below as well as the easy peasy recipe. Enjoy!

Turkey-Pecan Salad Cups
Makes approximately 2-3 servings


2 cups diced cooked turkey
1/3 cup sliced celery
2 tablespoons finely diced onion
Mayonnaise, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 cup toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
Lettuce leaves (romaine, butter lettuce, or any leafy lettuce)
Cranberry sauce, optional


In a medium bowl, combine turkey, celery, onion, mayonnaise and salt and pepper, to taste. Fold in pecans. Spoon into lettuce leaf cups. Top with cranberry sauce, if desired.


Kathy Summerville said...

GGC - Well... if we hadn't finished the leftover turkey tonight before reading your Turkey-Pecan Salad Cups recipe I could have had this for lunch tomorrow. I will save this recipe for after Christmas Eve because we have roasted turkey then, too. I will make sure to set aside enough turkey just for this :)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Kathy -- Wow, I'm impressed that you have finished all your turkey already! I probably have at least one more meal's worth to use mine up.I have had "Thanksgiving dinner" 3 nights in a row it was nice to change it up a bit for lunch! The toasted pecans really did add nice taste and texture. Hope you enjoy it when you have a chance to try it at Christmas time! :-)

Patricia said...

Hey beautiful classy lady ~ I just enjoyed catching up on all your blogs! Everything looked wonderful, tasty and so tasteful! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes. I'm so glad you had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was too, so filled with blessings!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Patricia! Thank you -- so glad your Thanksgiving was blessed, too! :-)