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Turkey Chopped Salad with Stuffing Croutons

turkey salad

This crunchy shop salad that brings you all the flavours of the holidays, including stuffing! This salad recipe is sure to turn your leftover turkey into a whole new experience. For other leftover turkey recipes, click here.

Turkey Chop Salad

Ingredients
  

For The Salad

  • 2 heads of Romain lettuce washed and chopped
  • 3-4 radishes chopped or sliced
  • ½ cup grapes cut in half
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds or 1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup Stuffing Croutons see my recipe below
  • ½ cup My Classic French Vinaigrette see my recipe below
  • Optional Add Ins: ½ cup chopped carrots celery, or cucumber, crumbled feta or a sprinkle dried cranberries
  • ½ cup broccoli chopped
  • 1 orange peeled and sectioned
  • 1 cup or more leftover turkey, shredded or chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped

Classic French Vinaigrette

  • Makes about ½ cup
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider or white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 clove garlic finely chopped or pureed
  • Optional: 1 tsp maple syrup or honey

Stuffing Croutons

  • 1 cup leftover bread stuffing
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • Instructions

Instructions
 

To Assemble Salad:

  • Lay lettuce on serving platter or in bowl
  • Arrange remaining ingredients on top of lettuce, toss gently.
  • Dress with vinaigrette, toss to coat.

Classic French Vinaigrette

  • In a small bowl, combine garlic, mustard, vinegar and salt with a small whisk or fork.
  • Slowly drizzle in the oil, while whisking, until you have a thick creamy vinaigrette. Taste and season with more salt or pepper.

Stuffing Croutons

  • Heat oven to 350 °F.
  • Place leftover stuffing (separating pieces) on a lined baking pan.
  • Drizzle olive oil, and sage if using, over stuffing to coating evenly.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, stirring and flipping every five minutes or until browned, set aside to cool.

Photograph by @Ryanhegarty

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