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 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! :-)