Wednesday, December 2

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Curried Turkey Salad Wraps

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We still have about 13 pounds of leftover turkey meat from our 23.5 pound bird, so today's Thanksgiving leftover recipe is Curried Turkey Salad Wraps.

If you like curried chicken salad, then you'll love this curried turkey salad, that is loaded with crunchy celery, apples, and cashews and sweet raisins and mango. You can use any type of curry powder you'd like, but I prefer extra spicy hot curry powder, which really heats things up.

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Curried Turkey Salad Wraps
Makes 4 wraps
Print recipe only here.

2 1/4 cups cooked, shredded or chopped turkey meat
1/4 cup diced celery, preferably the inner white stalks
1/2 cup diced tart apple, such as Granny Smith
1/4 cup diced ripe mango
2 scallions, finely sliced
1/4 cup coarsely chopped cashews
1/4 cup mayo
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
2 teaspoons hot curry powder
salt and cayenne pepper, to taste
3-4 (6-inch) tortillas

1. In a medium bowl mix together turkey, carrot, apple, mango, scallions, cashews, and raisins.

2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients, until smooth and creamy. Pour over turkey mixture; stirring until well coated.

3. Place in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours before serving, as it tastes best chilled.

4. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm tortillas for 1 minute per side. Divide turkey evenly and close wraps.

Variation: Make 2 sandwiches with toasted bread, such as rye, whole wheat, or pumpernickel. Add 1 tablespoon dried cranberries if you'd like extra tartness.

You might also like these recipes from Food Blogga:
Monte Cristo Sandwich
Turkey Burger with Apples, Gruyere, and Sage Mayo
Goat Cheese and Poblano Quesadillas with Pineapple Habanero Salsa

You might also like these turkey wraps:
Cajun Turkey and Mango Tortilla Wraps recipe at The Greedy Gourmet
Turkey, Cranberry, and Blue Cheese Wrap recipe at Closet Cooking
Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Turkey Wraps recipe at YumSugar
Lentil, Turkey, and Apple Wraps recipe at Love and Olive Oil


Rambling Tart said...

Ohh, these sound divine! I love all the fruit and crunchy bits studding the salad. :-)

Anonymous said...

In the ingredients list you have listed "poweder". Just thought you'd want to know. :)

The Teacher Cooks said...

I love all the ingredients in this salad! I really think you do such a fantastic job with the kitchen towel and placemat in the photo. Very good contrasting color and texture. Thanks!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

rambling tart-Well, thank you kindly!

anonymous-Thanks for telling me. It's fixed now. :)

teachercookies-I really appreciate that. Thank you so much!

Laura said...

I absolutely love curried chicken salad and can't wait to try this! I consider one of life's more perfect lunches. I can't believe how much leftover turkey you have to deal with...I imagine it will be testing the limits of your imagination for quite some time!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

These sound amazing Susan...and I must make a note to myself to start my Christmas cookie baking.

Sean said...

That's a crapload of turkey leftover!

I made turkey curry with mine the other day so I don't have any left over. Maybe I'll try this recipe w/ chicken instead later!

Abby said...

I love ANYthing with curry so this would be a great, light meal in my house!

And my cookie submission is on the way! Just gotta choose which of my 12 Days of Christmas Treats to share!

Homemade Heaven said...

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving, and you would never be able to buy a bird that size in this country. But I wish I did have some leftovers, just so I can try these. Great meal for the wonderfully hot summer days in Cape Town!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I'm actually not a huge fan of turkey, but I do love curried turkey salad because everything else in it speaks to me. And I'd definitely go the hot curry powder route; it's a great balance with the sweet fruits.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I'm loving your leftover recipes. The only trouble is that I've run out of leftover turkey! I'll have to bookmark this for my next roast chicken.

Susan from Food Blogga said...

laura-I definitely went overboard on this bird.

val-I'll be looking forward to them!

sean-Heck,yeah, it is!

abby-I'm sure they're all festive!

rosethorn-They're definitely worth making, holiday or no holiday.

lydia-I think curry makes turkey taste better than it is.

lynn-Smart thinking. :)

Jason said...

Wow, they look AMAZING. Great job!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to let you know that I made these and my kids loved them! Thanks, Susan!