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Published on November 21, 2017

Recipe: Turkey, mandarin and poppy seed salad

Wondering what to do with your leftover turkey? Step away from tradition with this delicious salad, which the National Turkey Federal calls its most popular leftover turkey meal recipe. 

Servings: 4Man eating salad

1/4 cup: orange juice
1-1/2 tablespoons: red wine vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons: poppy seeds
1-1/2 teaspoons: olive oil
1 teaspoon: Dijon-style mustard
5 cups red leaf lettuce, washed, dried, chilled and torn
2 cups baby spinach leaves, washed, dried, chilled and torn
1/2 pound cooked turkey breast, cut into 1/2-inch julienne
1 can (10-1/2 ounces): mandarin oranges, drained
1 teaspoon orange zest

Dressing: In small bowl combine orange juice, vinegar, poppy seeds, oil, mustard and 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.

Salad: In large bowl toss together lettuce, spinach, turkey and oranges. Pour dressing over turkey mixture.

Garnish with orange zest and serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving): 158 calories, 4 g total fat, 25 g cholesterol, 667 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrates, 14 g protein

Source: National Turkey Federation


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