Leftover Roast Turkey Salad with Pecans and Grapes

This recipe provides the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and crunchy. Try it in a sandwich over your favorite toasted bread or as a salad over arugula or other greens. You will be so glad to have leftover roasted turkey..

November 24, 2020

Turkey Salad on a white plate

Make Leftover Roast Turkey Salad with Pecans and Grapes

The best part about hosting Thanksgiving or any family feast is the leftovers.  This recipe uses your leftover roast turkey for sandwiches and salads for the perfect lunch. 


Using leftovers is a smart strategy to simplify meal planning.  You can get meal prep ideas on many social media channels. #mealprep has more than 13 million posts on Instagram, and #leftovers have 1.9 million posts. Whatever you call it, leftovers, or meal prep, having food prepared is a game-changer during the busy holiday season. 

Recipe Ideas for Using Leftover Roast Turkey

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Leftover Roasted Turkey Salad in a bowl

Leftover Roasted Turkey Salad with Pecans and Grapes


This recipe provides the perfect combination of sweet, savory, and crunchy. Try it in a sandwich over your favorite toasted bread or as a salad over arugula or other greens. You will be so glad to have leftover roasted turkey.


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  • 3 cups leftover turkey breast or legs or combination, chopped into bite-size pieces*
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup grapes, red or green, halved**
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Toasted bread if making a sandwich
  • Chopped greens if making a salad


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 3 dashes of garlic powder
  • 12 Tablespoon of fresh dill, chopped or 1 teaspoon of dried dill***


  1. Mix Salad Ingredients. Combine turkey, onion, grapes, and nuts in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine Dressing. Mix dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Pour dressing over turkey and stir to combine.
  4. Serve turkey salad over toasted bread or greens.



* rotisserie chicken can replace turkey

**apple can replace grapes

***Tarragon or pesto can replace dill

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Category: Turkey
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Leftover roast turkey, Thaskgiving leftover recipe

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6 responses to “Leftover Roast Turkey Salad with Pecans and Grapes”

  1. Thanks for these leftovers recipes. So glad to have a plan for the day after! Your recipes are always delicious!

  2. I purchased a roasted turkey breast from the grocery store not really knowing what I was going to do with it!! It just smelled so good and I was getting hungry. I found this recipe and decided to try it. I made the Leftover Turkey sandwich. I did not have grapes so substituted apple!! It was delicious and so easy to prepare. It will be the perfect way to use our leftover turkey at Thanksgiving, Christmas or anytime!!!

  3. When you wake up from your post- Thanksgiving dinner slumber you’re likely to encounter a container full of leftover turkey. Now you have a choice: Eat plain, boring roast turkey sandwiches for the next few days or turn your leftover bird into delicious new dishes you’ll actually enjoy. But be warned: These delicious dishes may cause more Thanksgiving-like naps.

    • Having a backup plan for leftover turkey is always a win, but planning for naps is even better. Thanks for the review!!

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