You’ve gobbled till you wobbled, and now you’re left staring at a mountain of leftovers. Fear not! We have the perfect solution, fresh from the Golden State itself. Honestly, it is one of our best turkey leftover recipes ever. You simply have to make this turkey salad with diced celery, apples, red grapes, walnuts, and lemony dressing. This recipe is easy, fast, and keeps for days too!
California isn’t just known for its Hollywood stars or the Silicon Valley giants. The Golden State is a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables, a veritable Eden if you will, with over 400 specialty crops! When you’re seeking something crisp, juicy, or nutty to complement all of that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, we suggest that you look no further than California’s superstar produce!
So, when it comes to that succulent leftover turkey, what types of produce pairs best? The answer is probably debatable, but our California-grown team all agreed on the list below. We can guarantee that these are the California-grown flavors that will take your turkey leftover recipes to the next level.
California apples and their sweet and tangy notes, pair perfectly with both sweet and savory recipes like this one.
Crunchy California walnuts lend a toasted, earthy depth of flavor that pairs perfectly with most of the Thanksgiving ingredients we can think of. If you happen to have an abundance of walnuts on hand after the holiday you should totally make our Walnut Taco Filling.
Juicy California table grapes add brilliant bursts of flavor and crisp texture to our favorite chicken salad, so why not turkey, too?
Crunchy, aromatic California celery. We honestly don’t think celery gets enough love. Whether you juice it, make a salad, or a wine-based cocktail doesn’t matter. Just allow yourself to explore this often-overlooked vegetable.
A step-by-step guide on how to make this grape, apple, & walnut turkey salad.
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