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Turkey Salad

This sweet and nutty turkey salad is what all the cool kids are putting between those bread slices the day after Thanksgiving. I actually like this better than roast bird.
This recipe first appeared on altonbrown.com.
Alton Brown Turkey Salad Recipe
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 pound roasted turkey meat, cubed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 small lemon, juiced
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and gently mix. Move mixture to a large airtight container and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.