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leftover essentials: turkey salad tomatoes

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Leftover turkey? No worries, just make a few of these and your guests will love you. I am using turkey; however, you could use chicken, or anything you think will work. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For leftover essentials: turkey salad tomatoes

  • 2 lg
    tomatoes, i like beefsteak
  • 8 oz
    cooked turkey (light, dark, or a combination), chopped
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    dried cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp
    brown mustard, i prefer grey poupon
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt, kosher variety or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground, or to taste
  • 1/4 c
    mayonnaise, plain variety
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/8 c
    celery, finely chopped
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp
    walnuts, chopped

How To Make leftover essentials: turkey salad tomatoes

  • 1
  • 2
    Additional items to kick up your turkey salad: • Hard-boiled egg, chopped • Green, or black olives, chopped • Dill or sweet pickles, chopped • Bell peppers, chopped • Capers • Blue cheese • Cayenne pepper, for kick • A touch of honey, for sweet Have fun with it.
  • 3
    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
  • 4
    Add the salad ingredients to a bowl.
  • 5
    Toss together, and place into the fridge until needed.
  • 6
    Chef’s Note: The turkey salad will last 3 – 4 days in the fridge, if tightly wrapped; however, because of the mayo, it will not freeze.
  • 7
    Take the tomatoes, turn it up-side-down and, using a sharp knife, cut into six pie-shaped wedges. Do not cut all the way through. Gently spread the wedges apart. then sprinkle in a bit of salt and pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  • 8
    Add a scoop of the turkey salad into the tomato, and tenderly push to fill.
  • 9
  • So yummy
    Add a dollop of honey to the top (optional) and serve cold. Enjoy.
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