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Turkey Wild Rice Salad with Grapes Recipe

I know, I know.  This is a fairly summery salad, and here in Iowa winter is still hanging around.  But maybe these fresh flavors will trick you into thinking that warmer weather has arrived?turkey salad recipe

 

Turkey Wild Rice Salad Recipe
This award winning salad from the Iowa State Fair is a great make-ahead meal. Stir in the grapes and cashews just before serving.
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Ingredients
  1. 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  2. 1/3 cup light sour cream
  3. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  4. 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  5. 4 cups cubed cooked turkey
  6. 3 cups cooked wild rice
  7. 1/3 cup finely sliced green onion
  8. 1 (8 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained and diced
  9. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  11. 1 teaspoon curry
  12. 1 cup halved green grapes
  13. 1 cup salted cashews
Instructions
  1. 1. Wash hands.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, blend together mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice and tarragon; set aside.
  3. 3. In a large bowl combine turkey, wild rice, onions, water chestnuts, salt, pepper and curry. Stir in mayonnaise mixture until well blended.
  4. 4. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 hours before serving.
  5. 5. Before serving, fold in grapes and cashews.
Notes
  1. 1 serving: calories 398, protein 22.1 g, fat 18.2 g (saturated fat 3.7 g), cholesterol 41.9 mg, sodium 280.9 mg, carbohydrate 39.8 g, fiber 3.3 g
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/
By the way, here’s another great turkey recipe for summer!

Grilled Turkey Tenderloin Recipe

 

 

Thai turkey roll-ups using leftovers from Thanksgiving

Thai Turkey Roll-Up

Prepare this roll-up in advance.  The creative combination of ingredients will surprise you in how great it tastes.

 Thai turkey roll-ups using leftovers from Thanksgiving

 

 

Thai Turkey Roll-Up
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Ingredients
  1. 1 large lime, zested and juiced
  2. 2 tablespoons minced green onion
  3. 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
  4. 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  5. 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  6. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  7. 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
  8. 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  9. 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  10. 4 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
  11. 1 pound roasted turkey breast, thinly sliced OR sliced turkey deli meat
  12. 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  13. 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  14. 3/4 cup lettuce, washed, drained, chilled and shredded
  15. 4 teaspoons cilantro
Instructions
  1. 1. Wash hands.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl combine the first 9 ingredients for the Peanut Sauce.
  3. 3. Spread each tortilla with Peanut Sauce. Layer each with 4 ounces sliced turkey. Evenly sprinkle each with onion, tomato, lettuce and cilantro.
  4. 4. Roll up tightly and cut on the diagonal. Serve chilled.
Notes
  1. Makes 4 servings.
  2. 1 serving: calories 366, protein 41.3 g, fat 7.4 g (saturated 1.6 g), cholesterol 94.1 mg, sodium 980.4 mg, carbohydrate 34.0 g, fiber 3.5 g
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/