Every year when we visit friends on Cape Cod we celebrate Thanksgiving in July. I incorporated some of the fresh herbs from my friend's garden and came up with this recipe as a way to use up leftover turkey. Serve the salad on croissants, crusty rolls, or a bed of lettuce. A lighter version can be made using reduced fat mayonnaise and sour cream.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the turkey, celery, cranberries, and walnuts together in a bowl.

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  • To make the dressing, whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, rosemary, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Pour over the turkey mixture, and toss to coat evenly. Refrigerate the salad for at least 1 hour. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

521.2 calories; 23.1 g protein; 12.3 g carbohydrates; 75.6 mg cholesterol; 381.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2010
I left out the sour cream and used pecans instead of walnuts. This was a very good spin on turkey salad. The cranberries make this wouldn't recommend leaving them out. Diced apples would also be a great addition to this recipe! Thanx! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/29/2012
Found salad to be very bland. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
I left out the sour cream and used pecans instead of walnuts. This was a very good spin on turkey salad. The cranberries make this wouldn't recommend leaving them out. Diced apples would also be a great addition to this recipe! Thanx! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2009
I thought this was excellent!!! I only used 1 tablespoon of parsley and added more sour cream. I also didnt use all of the dressing i wisked the dressings and spices together first and only added enough to coat the salad. I thought it tasted out of this world and I would definetly make this again!!!! I have also used chicken instead of turkey and it tastes just as good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2012
Fabulous! This is a wonderful salad and a great way to use up some leftover Thanksgiving turkey! I LOVE dried cranberries so this salad was right up my alley. I also added some chopped apples to give it a little more sweetness. For the dressing I used Hellman's light mayo and cut it with a bit of reduced fat sour cream. I also opted to use a little curry powder vs. rosemary and parsley. I'm a huge fan of rosemary but for this salad I felt the curry powder just paired better. I let this set in the fridge for a few hours and after sneaking a few bites - WOW what a wonderful combination of flavors! This was so good on whole grain bread - thanks for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2007
Very good! I added a couple teaspoons of good dijon mustard. Also used a bit less mayo and more low-fat sour cream - probably half and half. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2012
This could really benefit from some finely diced onion. The rosemary didn't really seem to fit with this salad - I would leave that out. I used pecans instead of walnuts and they great. With a few adjustments this is a great use of leftover turkey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2011
Great recipe- though I did change it a bit to resemble a cape cod salad from Costco. I didnt add parsley or rosemary. I added some honey and used pecans instead of walnuts. It tastes great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/28/2012
Found salad to be very bland. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2012
This recipe is also delicious with cooked chicken and toasted pecans yum! Have substituted grapes for the cranberries also. I have also made this using a bottled dressing of Honey Mustard Yogurt - something new i found put out by Bolthouse Farms (something new to me). Delish!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2017
I've made this twice without the rosemary just because I didn't have it. We both love it. Read More