One of a common problems that several people face on Boxing Day is the leftover roast of turkey because most of us do not know what to do with it. A simple and delicious solution for this problem is Boxing Day Turkey Salad. This appetizing and full of texture salad is made by using leftover Christmas turkey, which you can either use to fill a sandwich or serve on small leaves. This wonderful salad is made with numerous ingredients like spring onions, pecans, dried cranberries and much more which help to boost the taste of this dish. Moreover, it would not take you much time to prepare Boxing Day Turkey Salad and the serving size of this dish is also quite decent so you can easily feed more people with it. If you want to make this salad then find the full recipe and ingredients of Boxing Day Turkey Salad in this guide.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 12
Utensils: Medium Bowl
- 500 g (1 1/4 lb) cubed, cooked turkey
- 250 g (8 oz) mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 150 g (5 oz) dried cranberries
- 1 large stalk celery, chopped
- 3 spring onions, chopped
- 1/2 green pepper, minced
- 75 g (3 oz) chopped pecans
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
Before starting it is a good idea to thoroughly wash your work surface where you plan to prepare this delicious salad. You will also want to wash your hands, utensils and other items that you will be using to make this recipe. Also, carefully wash your ingredients. Make it a habit to keep everything clean before preparing any type of edible items in your kitchen.
Take a medium bowl and blend all the ingredients (cooked turkey, mayonnaise, paprika, dried cranberries, celery, green pepper, pecans, salt and pepper) together in it. Remember you will want a smooth texture to your mixture so be sure not to over blend everything and make it too thin. This is also a good time to add or subtract any particular item or quantity depending on your own personal taste.
After mixing the ingredients well, taste it. If it is not according to your preference then adjust to the taste by seasoning it with ingredients. It is always important to taste your mixture as you do not want to make the entire recipe only to find out the seasoning is not appropriate before serving it to your guests.
Then, place this medium bowl of salad in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour before serving it to your guests or family members. It is entirely up to you as to how you want to serve this delightful salad to your guests. The best part about his salad is that you can make it in advance and keep it cool in the refrigerator until your guests arrive. This will save you a whole bunch of time to prepare other things.