Curried Turkey Salad

by jerseygirl on August 26, 2009 · 22 comments

Oh, this turkey salad is good! Last week I was cleaning out my freezer and roasted an 8 pound turkey breast. I followed my blogging friend, Stacey’s instructions. It came out so good…moist and full of flavor from the herbs. Even my husband, who really isn’t a white meat lover, liked it. He declared it the best turkey breast he’s ever had. Take a peek of it coming out of the oven.

After having 2 dinners of roast turkey, there was still a considerable amount left. And then I came upon this post in Baking with Dynamite. A light bulb went off. Thank you Adam! He used chicken, I used turkey and I was out of sour cream so I added a few spoons of light mayo. I don’t like my salads to be drowned but used just enough to moisten the turkey. I served it on a bed of romaine and my lunch was complete.

Save Your Joints Curry Turkey Salad (adapted from Dr Adam)
3-4 cooked turkey breasts, pulled or chopped into small pieces
1 1/2 cups grapes, quartered or chopped finely
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 carrot, chopped finely
1 medium onion, sliced and chopped finely
3 TBS light mayonaise
1 Tbs curry powder, or to taste
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
The steps to this recipe are so easy it doesn’t need to really be laid out. In a large bowl, place the turkey, grapes, almonds, carrot and onion. Add the mayonaise, and mix well, until all the solids are covered over. Add the curry powder, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Mix until well combined, and place in the fridge for the flavors to meld a little. This dish works great, and can be eaten for busy people over the next few days. I like to portion it and “grab and go” on the way to work.

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Mary August 27, 2009 at 1:09 am

Another nice recipe, Lisa. This would make a wonderful lunch.

Leslie August 27, 2009 at 8:37 am

EIGHT pounds of turkey????My word girl!!
Love the turkey salad

Stacey Snacks August 27, 2009 at 9:37 am

I haven't thought about my herb turkey breast since the winter.
Can't wait to make it again!
and the sandwiches the next day are the BEST! Ask Marie from Proud Italian Cook, I think they had enough turkey for a week!
Glad your hubby got on the turkey breast train!

That Girl August 27, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Turkey salad is good – but turkey soup is my favorite way to use up a leftover roast.

The Japanese Redneck August 27, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Looks good. I need to try that turkey breast recipe too.


Juliana August 27, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Wow, this turkey salad looks yummie! Like the idea of using turkey. Nice pictures!

teresa August 27, 2009 at 10:23 pm

this looks so good, i'm going to pull this one out the day after thanksgiving!

Chef Jeena August 28, 2009 at 6:07 pm

This is great Lisa I love a good tasty salad like this.

The Blonde Duck August 28, 2009 at 8:02 pm

That looks awesome!

lisaiscooking August 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Two great inspirations for a delicious salad! I have to try Stacey's roasting method.

Jerri August 29, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Great recipe. This looks delicious!

Adam August 30, 2009 at 7:51 am

Great job on the turkey salad. Turkey is my favorite protein, and I think your version works great with it. 8 lbs is a serious amount of bird 🙂 Thanks for the shout out, I hope your summer is going awesome.

John August 31, 2009 at 10:40 am

This really looks good…I can't wait to taste it!

Debbie August 31, 2009 at 6:52 pm

I've made a Curried Chicken salad but not turkey. I love turkey and will have to try this. It sounds great Lisa!

Clumbsy Cookie September 1, 2009 at 4:45 am

That's a gorgeous turkey breast! And using the leftovers in a salad is great, I do the same often!

Aggie September 1, 2009 at 8:02 am

This looks great Lisa!! You've got me wanting to roast a turkey breast now (when I get back from vacation). What an awesome salad, love curry!

Emily September 2, 2009 at 12:14 am

Good idea. I've been thinking all night about how good curry sounded. I would need help cooking the turkey breast though.

Bridgett September 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm

I love the flavor of curry and it goes perfectly with the chicken. I like the addition of the grapes to balance out the spice. Great recipe!

Bridgett September 2, 2009 at 12:00 pm

oops, I meant turkey! Sorry Lisa!

EAT! September 4, 2009 at 7:07 am

When I was working at a gourmet market, we made a curry chicken salad similar to this recipe. I haven't made it in a few years so I will be giving your recipe a try!

Lauren August 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm

This sounds like a great and simple Chicken Salad Recipe. I am always on the go so simple recipes like this that i can prepare for a quick dinner and even bring for lunch the next day are so convenient. I work with Better Recipes but its always great to just browse around for new ideas to spice up the usually chicken salad.

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