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.
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Shelly W says
One of the best things about turkey dinners is the leftovers. I'd be all over this sandwich. It looks so good!
Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) says
For me, Thanksgiving is all about the leftovers. I love the photo of this sandwich.
What a great looking sandwich. I am sure the apples, celery and turkey tastes great together! Great photo of course.
I love your sandwich shots,Kevin..
I love using leftover smoked chicken for chicken salad so I can imagine this was a great sandwich, Kevin.
Queen B. says
I LOVE THAT PHOTO…..IT HAS ME DROOOOLING……….YUM !
I also loooove having leftover turkey for sandwiches. It's just so much yummier than chicken! This turkey salad looks delish!
That looks like an awesome sandwich! Beat the boring ham and cheese any day.
Looks so yummy!!
Your sandwich looks delicious!
I agree leftovers are the best part- especially for the chefs, who are so busy getting things together they don't always have time to enjoy.
My favorite is layers of turkey, stuffing, rice, cranberry sauce with diluted gravy poured over everything and baked.
Turkey/Chicken salad sandwiches are an absolute favorite! I like your use of apples, cranberries, pecans and sage 🙂
I so prefer a great turkey sandwich to a roast turkey out of the over, and this looks like a beauty.
Kevin, I'm with you all the way with your comment about leftovers being the best part of the Thanksgiving kitchen. Your sandwich looks wonderful and I'm sure it's as tasty as it is beautiful.
very nice sandwich !! bravo !
Auckland property manager says
This is a nutrious sandwich and it also seems delicious and tasty.Thanks for sharing for us the detail of making it.
The pic is gorgeous! Looks yummy!
Looks so delicious! I love turkey leftovers too, the possibilities are endless!
That looks good. Yes, I'll be trying this the day after myself.
Just came across your blog and I'm totally hooked!!!!! Keep the yummy recipes coming, please!