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Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad

Our friend Carrie from My Recipe Confessions is here to help us use up some of those turkey dinner leftovers from Thanksgiving yesterday!

I can’t wait to try her Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad recipe- it looks amazing!  I’ll turn it over to her…


Here is the perfect recipe for all your leftover turkey and cranberry sauce.

Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad by on #recipes #turkey #cranberry

Instead of eating your leftover turkey the same way over and over again, switch things up with this light and refreshing salad.

If you don’t have any leftover turkey,don’t worry you can use a rotisserie chicken. Now you can enjoy this amazing salad year round.

Yield: 4

Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad

Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad by on #recipes #turkey #cranberry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups of leftover turkey, cubed (or rotisserie chicken)
  • 8 cups of red leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 cup of pecans halves
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of feta cheese
  • Cranberry Vinaigrette:
  • 1/2 cup of cranberry sauce, I like to use my Cranberry Orange sauce
  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of half and half
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar


  1. Salad:
  2. Place all of the above ingredients in a bowl and gently toss.
  3. Serve with Cranberry Vinaigrette drizzled on top.
  4. Cranberry Vinaigrette:
  5. Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  6. Drizzle over salad. Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator.


Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Vinaigrette Salad by on #recipes #turkey #cranberry


Check out my Coconut Cream Pie, French Silk Pie, or Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie  for more tasty Holiday recipe ideas!


With love from my kitchen to yours,



Chef Ruthie

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  1. Mike Huiwitz says:

    Oh my my. That leftover looks really yummy.

  2. Maria says:

    What a delicious looking salad! And after all the food eaten at Thanksgiving, a light dish like a salad is a great way to use the turkey leftovers!!! Love it!

  3. Maureen says:

    5 stars
    Serving turkey in new ways means it looks less like leftovers and more like a new creation. This salad sounds really good. I’ve got lots of turkey left over.

    • Ruthie says:

      It looks delightful, doesn’t it! I love having Carrie on our creative team 🙂 Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. xoxo~ Ruthie

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