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FFF: Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

on November 23, 2012

Hello Parents,

We hope everyone had a successful and delicious Thanksgiving Holiday. An expected solution to leftover Thanksgiving meal is a turkey sandwich. We found a recipe on The Yummy Life that takes your basic turkey sandwich up a notch, adding cranberries and pecans – Turkey Salad Sandwich. The tangy combination of the cranberries with the salty turkey, and crunchy pecans is so delicious that we’re off to make the sandwich and enjoy it right now. Not in the mood for a sandwich after all the eating yesterday? No problem! You can make the turkey salad and serve it over a bed of lettuce for a healthier option. See below for ingredients and instructions on how to put it together as posted on The Yummy Life blog.

  • 4 cups chopped, cooked turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon leaves (or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried)

In large bowl, stir together all ingredients until well combined.

Serve in a sandwich or on top of a bed of lettuce. Put a dollop on crackers for an easy appetizer.

MAKE AHEAD TIP: Will hold a day or two in fridge, but yogurt gets absorbed into chicken/turkey when it sits overnight. Stir in additional yogurt to restore the creamy consistency if eaten the next day.

Plain chicken salad — omit the cranberries and pecans.
Swap out the fruit — in place of the cranberries, try grapes or apples.
Swap out the nuts — in place of pecans, try sliced almonds, walnuts or pine nuts.

For more Thanksgiving leftover ideas be sure to check out The Food Network’s Top Thanksgiving leftover recipes; they have tons of options and varieties to what you can do with yesterday’s main meal.

Fun Learning!
CBLC Midtown


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