Leftover Turkey Apple Salad
A fast and easy recipe to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey!
Servings Prep Time
4 1/2cups 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 1/2cups 10minutes
  • 4cups chopped turkey(approximately 1 pound) cut into approximately 1/2″ cubes
  • 1cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2teaspoons ground sage
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons leftover turkey gravy(optional)
  • 1/2 lemon(juice)
  • 1teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1cup chopped apple(one small apple)
  • 1stalk celery
  • 1/2cup dried cranberries
  • saltto taste
  • black pepperto taste
  1. Chop the turkey into large bite sized pieces. You can use a mixture of white and dark meat, or just one kind. Place the turkey in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, make the sauce by combining the mayonnaise, ground sage, gravy, juice of 1/2 lemon, and dijon mustard. Mix to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the sauce to the large bowl with the turkey.
  3. Finely dice the celery. Chop the apple. Add the celery, apple, and dried cranberries to the large bowl with the turkey.
  4. Mix everything to combine. Season to taste as desired or adjust ratio of ingredients. Chill and serve cold.
Recipe Notes

You could also use fresh cranberries for a burst of moisture however they are much more tart than dried.

This salad is great on toasted bread, in a lettuce wrap, or straight with a fork!

You can use any apple you like. I prefer crisper apple varieties like Gala or Honeycrisp.

You could also use plain Greek yogurt in place of the mayonnaise for a healthier twist.