Leftover Turkey Salad – Easy Leftover Turkey Wraps
This is an easy recipe for leftover turkey salad. It’s a healthy way to use up leftover turkey and create a tasty meal or snack. I use lettuce to turn these into leftover turkey wraps, which adds extra flavour and makes it even healthier. A perfect boxing day meal after a Christmas day feast.
After Christmas or thanksgiving we have so many leftovers and are normally eating them for days! At Christmas I really want something healthy and fresh after the feast of Christmas day. These leftover turkey wraps are quick and so easy to make. They are so fresh and filled with herbs and lots of earthy flavours.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- This Leftover Turkey Salad recipe is a great way to use up leftover turkey while having a fresh and healthy meal on boxing day.
- It can be easily tailor made to include your favourite salad items.
- If you like spicy food then add some fresh chillies.
- Leftover turkey wraps are the quicked meal to make. The longest part is chopping everything up.
Top Questions for Leftover Turkey Salad
Turkey Wrap Ingredients
- leftover turkey
- fresh corainder (optional)
- fresh mint (optional)
For the dipping sauce
- sweet chilli sauce
- fish sauce
- the juice of one lime.
How to make Leftover Turkey Salad – step by step
Making the dipping sauce
Add the fish sauce to a small dipping bowl.
Mix in the sweet chilli sauce.
Add in the sugar and lime juice and give it a really good stir.
Assmebling the leftover turkey salad wraps
I laye out the lettuce leaves first so they can dry and it also makes them easier to stack. I like laying them out in a star shape – why not it’s a Christmas food treat.
Layer up all your favourite ingredients and dip into the dipping sauce. You can use as much or little as you like. Add fresh chillies ad herbs if you want even more flavour.
Top Tips for Leftover Turkey Salad
- All types of servings of leftover turkey works. Just make sure you remove it from the bone.
- You can make the sauce ahead of time or in the moment you need it.
- The leftover turkey salad wraps can be made ahead too. Just don’t dip them in the sauce yet.
Serving Suggestions for Leftover Turkey Salad
Make the wraps part of a sharing table of all your tasty leftovers. You could include freshly cooked bread, fresh fruit and other cold cuts.
Wrap them up in a lunch box and take them on a Boxing Day walk.
Add extra hot sauce to your wraps to make them even fierier for a cold day.
If you have fresh herbs adding mint or coriander / cilantro adds an even more gorgeous flavour.
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Storing / Making ahead of time options
Once you have made this leftover turkey salad you can store it in the fridge or enjoy it straight away. They will last for about 2 days in the fridge.
If you are making them ahead of time leave the dipping sauce separately.
Substitutions and variations
You can easily replace the turkey with leftover chicken, beef, goose or even beef.
Make it vegan by adding in nutroast or falafel.
FAQs about making leftover turkey wraps
How can I make healthy turkey wraps for lunch on Boxing Day?
The best way to make healthy turkey wraps for lunch on Boxing Day is to use up leftover turkey slices, add lots of healthy salad and vegetables and wrap the whole thing in a lettuce leaf.
I chose to use lettuce leaves to wrap up the turkey pieces to try and avoid bread but also to make it even healthier. It’s always a good way to make gluten free turkey wraps.
How long is turkey salad good in the fridge?
Cooked turkey can easily last 3 days in the fridge if kept covered preferably in an air tight container.
If you are worried it’s been in the fridge too long it is better to be safe and throw it away. When it starts to go off it will smell off and become slightly greasy.
What goes well with leftover turkey?
The best things to go with leftover turkey has to be make super healthy leftover turkey salad or a leftover turkey wrap. Both offer a great healthy way to use up leftovers. Scroll down for the recipe.
How many calories are in a turkey salad?
There are 153 calories in this turkey salad recipe.
Want to make this leftover turkey recipe even more special?
To make this leftover turkey recipe even more special try adding a tablespoon of cranberry sauce to the dipping sauce. I promise you it’s worth it. The cranberry sauce is so delicious and works very well in this recipe.
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Leftover Turkey Salad Wraps
- 2 pack little gem lettuce
- 100 grams cherry tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 1 chilli
- 1 carrot
- 1 handful fresh mint (optional)
- 1 handful coriander / cilantro (optional)
- 200 g leftover turkey
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 lime
- seasame seeds (optional)
- Mix all the 2 tablespoons of fish sauce, 2 tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce, 1 teaspoon granulated sugar juice of 1 lime together until the sugar has dissolved and leave for later. I prefer to leave it at room temperature if I'm serving it soon but it can be left in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Making the leftover turkey salad wraps
- Chop up the leftover turkey into strips or bite-size pieces.
- Peel the leaves off the lettuce. Wash and dry them. Place them on a plate.
- Chop up the remaining ingredients and place on a chopping board.
- Start assembling the leftover turkey wraps. Add the turkey and the other ingredients on to the lettuce.
- Serve and enjoy dipping it into the dipping sauce.
Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.