Leftover Harvest Turkey Salad Recipe With Honey Apple Cider Dressing by 30Seconds Food

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Leftover Harvest Turkey Salad Recipe With Honey Apple Cider Dressing

"Here’s a crazy delicious combo for you! Enjoy this special Thanksgiving weekend with your family and friends!" says Rachel Maser, mom of four and founder/creator of the clean eating blog, Clean Food Crush®.

To make this hearty turkey salad you will need butternut squash, olive oil, paprika, baby spinach, chopped leftover turkey, bacon, fresh apples, red onion, walnuts, feta cheese, apple cider vinegar, honey and garlic. This healthy turkey salad is a refreshing way to recover from that heavy Thanksgiving dinner. Serve this turkey salad for lunch or dinner

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 3


  • 1/2 of a small butternut squash, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 6 cups packed baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups turkey leftovers, chopped or shredded
  • 4 slices of nitrate-free bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 fresh, crisp apples, sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Honey Apple Cider Dressing

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Recipe Notes

  • You could use avocado oil instead of olive oil.
  • You could use leftover chicken instead of turkey.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the cubed butternut squash on the prepared baking tray and sprinkle with sea salt, pepper, paprika and drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss well to get them all coated.
  3. Roast in your preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown on the sides and fork tender.
  4. In a large bowl add spinach, turkey leftovers, apples, walnuts, and butternut squash. Crumble bacon and feta cheese over the top.
  5. In a small bowl whisk all dressing ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour dressing over your salad just before serving and toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 664

Total Fat: 39.6g

Saturated Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 92mg

Sodium: 827mg

Total Carbohydrate: 44.4g

Dietary Fiber: 7.4g

Total Sugars: 29.8g

Protein: 37.9g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 166mg

Iron: 11mg

Potassium: 1151mg

Recipe and photo courtesy of Clean Food Crush®.

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Elisa Schmitz
Ooooh, a healthy and delicious way to use leftfover turkey. I love this easy recipe! #yum
That looks fantastic. 😋
What a way to put a meal together I'm going to try having to make my other turkey yet so I'm going to definitely try this and let you all know hopefully how it turned out thanks for whoever made this is wonderful idea

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