Who says you need to be stuck using all those turkey leftovers in a boring cold turkey sandwich?
Spice it up by adding maximum flavor and texture. The tart, sweet, chewiness of the dried cranberries along with the crunch of the celery will leave your tastebuds singing! Serve yourself a glass of apple cider, sit down, and enjoy!
Turkey Salad with Cranberries and Dill
2 cups of leftover turkey chopped into 1/2 inch cubes 2 stalks of celery - small diced 1/3 cup dried cranberries 1/3 cup red onion -- diced 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 tsp dried dill weed coarsely grated black pepper and salt to taste a spash of dry white wine
To get a perfect celery dice take the stalk and cut it twice lengthwise down the stalk to create 3 thin sticks of celery. Hold together and finely dice. Add all the ingredients together and mix. Serve open face or as a sandwich on your favorite toast.
Food is so intriguing. I’ve always loved to cook whether it’s casual and simple or complicated and elegant. After living in the Midwestern United States all my life I find myself jumping between All-American foods and foods from other cultures. There is definitely a sense of comfort with cooking and enjoying food that I’ve grown up with.
I have a voracious curiosity to learn about all cultures, especially the Middle East/Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai foods. I’ve learned that a simple curry dish or an Asian dumpling can transform your mood and be just as much of a comfort food as the foods you’ve known you’re whole life.
It is fascinating to me how each culture has such a diversity of ingredients, and when used with different combinations and cooking techniques you can easily transform the same few ingredients into a multitude of dishes. The unfamiliar, the diverse ingredients and techniques, can be intimidating to many people. I’ve created this blog to chronicle and share my explorations in the kitchen so that hopefully you will want to start experimenting in your kitchen.