Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey Salad with Cranberries and Apples

Delightfully different, this turkey salad is savory with a hint of sweetness. A great balance of flavors in the dressing produces that certain something that will have people asking you "What's your secret?" This salad is light, delicious and full of holiday flavor and uses many of the leftover ingredients you may still have in the refrigerator. Serve on a bed of greens or in a wrap; it's up to you. I hope you enjoy.

Turkey Salad with
Cranberries and Apples


1/2 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
1 Tbsp. apple cider or malt vinegar
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. Splenda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. lemon zest
2 cups turkey, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup apples, chopped
1/2 cup cranberries, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1 Tbsp. chives, chopped
salt and pepper

Prepare the dressing first by mixing the mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, Splenda, cinnamon, ginger and lemon zest in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl and add the dressing. Blend well to coat. This produces a well dressed salad. If you prefer your salad less moist just add half the dressing at a time until until the desired consistency is reached. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to marry the flavors.

Nutrition Facts
8 - Heaping 1/2 Cup Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171.9
Total Fat 11.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Cholesterol 30.0 mg
Sodium 173.0 mg
Potassium 231.3 mg
Total Carbohydrates 5.9 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Sugars 0.6 g
Protein 12.3 g

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