I have to say that my favorite part of the roast turkey dinner has to be the leftovers. There are just so many different things that you can do with the leftovers and it is always fun coming up with creative new ways to use them. Before I start using the leftovers for creative things however I have to have at least one turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich . I had been thinking of mayo based 'salads' since I made the egg salad BLT and it seemed pretty obvious to try a turkey salad sandwich and I was a bit surprised that I had not thought of it earlier. Along with the turkey and mayo I went with some other classic chicken salad sandwich ingredients including celery and green onions. From there I went with some seasonal ingredients including some pecans, dried cranberries and sage and I finished everything off with some crisp and juicy apple. This sandwich was literally as easy as mixing all of the salads ingredients and assembling the sandwich. I really enjoyed the turkey salad sandwich and I will definitely be making it again! How can you really go wrong with a salad that is held together with mayo? The crunchy pecans and the crisp celery and apple added a really nice contrasting texture and the turkey, pecan and cranberry combo really reminded me of holiday flavours.
Turkey Salad Sandwich
- 1 cup cooked turkey (shredded)
- 1/2 apple (cored and diced)
- 1 stalk celery (chopped)
- 1 green onion (chopped, or red)
- 1 tablespoon pecans (toasted and coarsely chopped)
- 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 splash lemon juice
- 2 leaves sage (chopped)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 leaves lettuce
- 2 slices bread
- Mix everything but the lettuce and bread in a bowl.
- Assemble sandwich.