Years ago, I tasted this smoked turkey salad. At the time, I made a mental note that I had to make my own version. It was so delicious. I happen to love chicken or turkey salad, but this one has a surprise. The smokey-ness. It pops it into a gourmet category, and yet it is still so simple to make.
I like to use left over turkey breast meat. I cube the meat, making sure to remove any skin.
You do not need to measure for this recipe, but I will give them to you anyway.
1 cup cubed turkey breast meat (you can always substitute chicken)
1/4 cup celery and/or white onion (optional)
1/4 cup seedless grapes (optional)
1/4 cup mayonaise – Best Foods is my favorite.
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp Hickory Smoke Flavoring
1/2 cup Pecans or Walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup apples – cubed
Mix together and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve on toasted sour dough bread or with saltine or Ritz crackers.
Do you want to make it richer? Try adding some cubed apple and toasted pecans or walnuts. You end up with a smoked turkey waldorf salad. Put that on your buffet table!