Turkey Waldorf Salad is such an easy meal and full of good-for-you ingredients like apples, grapes and nuts. No wonder it is a long-time classic recipe. Use leftover roasted turkey or cooked chicken and enjoy piled on crescent rolls, croissants, bread or serve on a bed of lettuce greens for lunch or dinner.
Using thawed, leftover turkey breast from the freezer, Waldorf salad was a quick meal requiring just the chopping of the other ingredients. If you don’t have leftover turkey or chicken, you can use rotisserie chicken from the grocery store or gently poach or bake chicken breast and allow to cool.
Use your favorite apple cut into chunks but without peeling.
Add to a large bowl.
Toss in toasted pecans, or walnuts as the original recipe calls for. I like walnuts but my husband doesn’t. We compromise 😉
After tossing gently, you have a crunchy salad with lots of flavors and textures to eat as is, on a bed of salad greens or made into a sandwich.
Turkey Waldorf Salad
3 cups roasted turkey (or cooked chicken), cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1 large Gala apple, unpeeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup Miracle Whip or mayonnaise
½ Tablespoon yellow mustard
½ Tablespoon honey
Juice of ½ lemon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
Salt and pepper to taste
Stir together turkey, grapes, apple, celery, mayonnaise, mustard, honey and lemon juice. Add toasted nuts; season with salt and pepper. Toss gently.
This salad is perfect eaten on its own, on crescent rolls, croissants, bread or serve on a bed of lettuce greens for lunch or dinner.
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