Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: Curried Turkey Salad Wraps

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We still have about 13 pounds of leftover turkey meat from our 23.5 pound bird, so today's Thanksgiving leftover recipe is Curried Turkey Salad Wraps.

If you like curried chicken salad, then you'll love this curried turkey salad, that is loaded with crunchy celery, apples, and cashews and sweet raisins and mango. You can use any type of curry powder you'd like, but I prefer extra spicy hot curry powder, which really heats things up.

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Curried Turkey Salad Wraps
Makes 4 wraps
Print recipe only here.

2 1/4 cups cooked, shredded or chopped turkey meat
1/4 cup diced celery, preferably the inner white stalks
1/2 cup diced tart apple, such as Granny Smith
1/4 cup diced ripe mango
2 scallions, finely sliced
1/4 cup coarsely chopped cashews
1/4 cup mayo
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
2 teaspoons hot curry powder
salt and cayenne pepper, to taste
3-4 (6-inch) tortillas

1. In a medium bowl mix together turkey, carrot, apple, mango, scallions, cashews, and raisins.

2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients, until smooth and creamy. Pour over turkey mixture; stirring until well coated.

3. Place in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours before serving, as it tastes best chilled.

4. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm tortillas for 1 minute per side. Divide turkey evenly and close wraps.

Variation: Make 2 sandwiches with toasted bread, such as rye, whole wheat, or pumpernickel. Add 1 tablespoon dried cranberries if you'd like extra tartness.

You might also like these recipes from Food Blogga:
Monte Cristo Sandwich
Turkey Burger with Apples, Gruyere, and Sage Mayo
Goat Cheese and Poblano Quesadillas with Pineapple Habanero Salsa

You might also like these turkey wraps:
Cajun Turkey and Mango Tortilla Wraps recipe at The Greedy Gourmet
Turkey, Cranberry, and Blue Cheese Wrap recipe at Closet Cooking
Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Turkey Wraps recipe at YumSugar
Lentil, Turkey, and Apple Wraps recipe at Love and Olive Oil