Autumn Turkey and Apple Salads or Wraps
Do you remember that succulent Slow-Cooker BBQ-Rubbed Turkey Breast I shared with you on Sunday? And that I told you I managed to get SIX meals out of it? For today’s #WeekdaySupper, I am sharing the first reinvention of those leftovers – Autumn Turkey & Apple Salad or Wraps, topped off with my Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Dressing.
As part of #SundaySupper’s partnership with American Family Insurance, this week for #WeekdaySupper, five of us are taking the leftovers from our big meals and turning them into something new and fabulous… and EASY… for a quick and tasty dinner on those busy weeknights.
As a food blogger, I often plan menus and baking plans based on the season and upcoming event themes and sometimes products I am reviewing or just want to highlight. But that turkey breast I made, and today’s salads and wraps were never originally intended for the blog. Honestly, I had this turkey breast sitting in the freezer, some leftover BBQ rub in a tupperware, and I didn’t feel like putting much effort into dinner. Then a couple nights later, with piles of leftover turkey and a desperate need to go grocery shopping, I threw together these salads and wraps. But when The Hubby insisted that I must share these recipes on the blog, I had to oblige. I mean, he likes my cooking, but, I don’t know, maybe I have spoiled him (not to toot my own horn), because it isn’t often that he declares this without me asking if dinner is “blogworthy”.
Since I had turkey, I had to bring in some classic flavors of autumn with apples and cranberries. I love to pair apples with a nice sharp cheddar, and then walnuts add the perfect crunch. I had some Creamy Maple Dijon Dressing leftover, which I knew would be perfect, so no need to make another salad dressing.
I am partial to my salads, but the boys had theirs all wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla, and this dinner disappeared fro our plates as quickly as it came together.
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When you have nothing planned or prepared, what do you like to throw together for dinner?
- Mixed Baby Greens or salad greens of choice
- About 1 c leftover turkey or chicken, chopped or shredded
- One apple cut into matchsticks
- 2 oz. sharp white cheddar cheese cut into matchsticks, or shredded
- 2 T walnuts
- 2 T dried cranberries
- Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Dressing or other Honey Dijon dressing
- Optional whole wheat tortillas
- Divide salad greens between two plate (or tortillas).
- Top each with half of the turkey (or chicken), apple, cheddar cheese, walnuts, and cranberries.
- Drizzle with salad dressing.
Looking for some more delicious salad ideas that you could turn into a meal with the addition of some leftover chicken or turkey?
- Winter Fruit & Feta Salad with Cranberry Balsamic Dressing
- Orange Roasted Chickpea & Spiced Almond Salad with Sherry Citrus Vinaigrette
- Cherry & Blue Cheese Salad
And make sure you check out all of this week’s #WeekdaySupper ideas made with repurposed leftovers from a BIG #SundaySupper meal: