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Leftover Turkey Harvest Cobb Salad

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Did you eat too much stuffing and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving? Here’s a wonderful Fall cobb salad to use up any of that leftover turkey if you’re looking for a meal that will be filling yet light.

Did you eat too much stuffing and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving? Here's a wonderful Fall cobb salad to use up any of that leftover turkey if you're looking for a meal that will be filling yet light.Leftover Turkey Harvest Cobb Salad

This turkey cobb salad is a great quick lunch to make in the Fall. You can even prep it before hand to take to work. A few more leftover turkey recipes I love to make after Thanksgiving are Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Empanadas, Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps and Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup to name a few!

The dressing is a simple Maple Dijon Vinaigrette which is wonderful with all the Fall flavors in this salad. The portions are very generous, this is a full meal for two, but this can easily be shared between three people.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We always have tons of leftovers which we love because they taste even better and the day is much more laid back, so you really get to enjoy them more.

How many days can you eat cooked turkey leftovers?

If stored in the fridge, make sure to eat turkey within three to four days from the day it was cooked. Once cooked, you will want to wrap up the leftovers within two hours of serving and refrigerate.

Try These Leftover Turkey Recipes:

Leftover Turkey Harvest Cobb Salad

5 from 5 votes
11
Cals:466
Protein:28
Carbs:37
Fat:26
Did you eat too much stuffing and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving? Here's a wonderful way to use up any of that leftover turkey if you're looking for a meal that will be filling yet light.
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: American
Did you eat too much stuffing and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving? Here's a wonderful Fall cobb salad to use up any of that leftover turkey if you're looking for a meal that will be filling yet light.
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 30 mins
Yield: 2 servings
Serving Size: 1 /2(of the salad)

Ingredients

  • 3 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 6 oz cooked turkey breast
  • 2 cups cubes butternut squash, 3/4 inch dice
  • olive oil spray
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups spring mix lettuce
  • 3/4 oz crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • 2 tbsp craisins

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp plus 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425F. Place the butternut on a large nonstick baking sheet, spray with oil, season with salt and pepper and bake 15 minutes, turn then cook an additional 10 minutes, or until tender. Let cool a few minutes.
  • Meanwhile combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk.
  • Divide the lettuce between two plates, top each with half of the remaining ingredients and dressing.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 /2(of the salad), Calories: 466 kcal, Carbohydrates: 37 g, Protein: 28 g, Fat: 26 g, Saturated Fat: 5.3 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12 g, Cholesterol: 50 mg, Sodium: 660 mg, Potassium: 679 mg, Fiber: 9 g, Sugar: 9 g

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19 comments on “Leftover Turkey Harvest Cobb Salad”

  1. This was great. I followed the recipe exactly except for subbing beets for the squash since I’m not a fan of squash, and chicken for turkey since I didn’t have leftover turkey. Very flavorful and healthy!

  2. This is just a masterpiece of a salad! I find myself making a turkey breast in the slow cooker just so that I have leftover Turkey for these salads! 

  3. We had this last night (2 days post Thanksgiving), although I had sweet potato cubes instead of butternut squash, and we used turkey bacon and goat cheese. It was delicious and very filling. Added bonus – no freeze yet in TX, so I used fresh lettuce from my garden.

  4. My turkey was gone, so I cooked up some chicken breast. This is excellent and very filling! It makes me wonder why I don’t eat more salads. It’s a wonderful way to clean out my crisper!

  5. This looks AMAZING, I’m in Canada too so I think I’m going to put some turkey thighs in the slow cooker just to make this salad! Thanks.

  6. Gina,
    I am trying to cook with less salt because of my husband’s health
    Do you have any suggestions?
    Thank you

    1. I made the recipe without any of the added salt. I also omitted the pecans. Thought it was still tasty a 

  7. This looks so fabulous! I’m Canadian so we’re not in Thanksgiving mode, but I may need to make a turkey just so we can have the leftovers for this salad! Thanks Gina 🙂