Rating: 4.53 stars
103 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe can be made with leftover turkey, or a turkey breast. It is my great-grandmother's recipe. The cook time will not include the baking of the turkey, just making the salad. Keeping the salad somewhat chunky is part of what makes it good. No food processors, please. I serve this on a bed of red leaf lettuce and garnish with red and green seedless grapes and pecan halves. Cubed jellied cranberry sauce is very good with it, so I place that on the plate around the salad. Serve with assorted crackers or breads.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.

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  • In a large bowl, thoroughly mix the eggs, turkey, pickles, prepared sandwich and salad sauce and mayonnaise. Chill in the refrigerator approximately 3 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 28.9g; carbohydrates 10.7g; fat 21.5g; cholesterol 183.7mg; sodium 496.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (104)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2003
Quick, easy, delicious and adaptable! And therein lies the beauty of this recipe. You can add any number of ingredients for personal preference. It only makes this salad that much more tasty.I halved the number of eggs and added celery,green onions, and mandarin oranges. Try using half Miracle whip and half mayo for a taste sensation. Thanks Annie. This is a keeper in my favorites file. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/17/2003
Just egg salad and turkey. Read More
(37)
103 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2003
Quick, easy, delicious and adaptable! And therein lies the beauty of this recipe. You can add any number of ingredients for personal preference. It only makes this salad that much more tasty.I halved the number of eggs and added celery,green onions, and mandarin oranges. Try using half Miracle whip and half mayo for a taste sensation. Thanks Annie. This is a keeper in my favorites file. Read More
(140)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
Use it for "Left-overs" ... I don't think so ... I buy a turkey just to make THIS recipe!! My husband and I both absolutely love it. I put the grapes or even mandarin oranges, as well as the pecans or walnuts directly into the salad. The chunkier the better. It is so good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2003
Pretty Cool! I just made this. Wonderful for leftover Turkey. I added diced onions, celery seeds, paparika and of course salt and pepper. I also used sweet relish instead of sweet pickles. It is very tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2005
I'm not sure why this is so good but it is. My husband & I love turkey but with just the two of us we get tired of the leftovers long before they're gone. This is a delicious & easy way to use up the leftovers. I've made soup out of leftover turkey before but I like this much better. I put it on fresh croisants with lettuce tomato & a little tobasco. Yummy! Also I don't like sweet pickles normally but in this they are the perfect complement. I used Dijonaisse (sp?) for the mayo mustard blend. Excellent recipe. Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2006
Easy and delicious! I didn't have the mayo/mustard so I mixed mayonaise with mustard in the same quantity.Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/16/2003
Just egg salad and turkey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2007
This recipe sure makes a lot. Cut in half for just my fiance and me -- leftovers of leftovers are only good for so long. I thought turkey salad might taste like chicken salad (which I can't stand) but it doesn't! I'm defintely keeping this around for next year. If you can find it use Durkee's Famous Sauce for the mayo/mustard blend -- it's awesome. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2005
This is exactly what I was looking for. I ground up the turkey in my meat grinder (didn't take long at all). I didn't have the mustard-mayo blend but did 1/2 mayo and 1/2 dijon mustard. I used sweet pickle relish. Turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2006
I LOVE this recipe! I use relish if I don't have pickles. I also add seasonings like paprika and a dash of dill. I add chopped celery and onion or if I am out I add onion and celery seasonings. Also I just have to add a dash of garlic powder. This is yummy. I usually cut down on the number of eggs. Thanks! Read More
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