"What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?"Erma Bombeck
Here's my favorite way to use leftover Thanksgiving smoked turkey -- leftover smoked turkey salad. I share it as a recipe, but you can riff on the ingredients. Don't like blue cheese? Skip it. Hardboiled eggs make a nice addition. Why not smoke the nuts while you're at it? This is perfect for dinner or even as a BBQ side dish.
Leftover Smoked Turkey Salad
Here's my favorite way to use leftover Thanksgiving smoked turkey -- leftover smoked turkey salad.
Makes. 4 servings
Takes. 30 minutes
3 teaspoons honey
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup dried cranberries
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
4 cups of lettuce chopped into bite-size bits
2 cups shredded cabbage, red or green
1 apple, cored and cut into bite-size cubes
1/2 cup smoked turkey meat, cut into bite-size cubes
1 1/2 cups crumbled blue cheese
1/3 cup slivered cashews, almonds, or chopped walnuts
Optional. 4 hardboiled eggs, sliced with a slicer or chopped coarsely
1) The dressing. Whisk all the ingredients together in a saucepan and warm over a low heat until the cranberries plump, about 5 minutes. Cool in the fridge.
2) The salad. Toast the nuts in a dry frying pan over a medium heat until they are aromatic and start to darken. Do not let them burn; they can burn quickly if you walk away. Toss everything except the hardboiled eggs together and divide into four bowls. Top with the eggs and serve.