Leftover Turkey Salad – Easy Leftover Turkey Wraps

December 9, 2021Sew White

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.

Leftover Turkey Salad wrap next to a spicy dipping sauce.

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

How can I make healthy turkey wraps for lunch on Boxing Day?

How long is turkey salad good in the fridge?

What goes well with leftover turkey?

How many calories are in a turkey salad?

Leftover Turkey Salad on a sharing platter.

Turkey Wrap Ingredients

  • leftover turkey
  • lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • carrots
  • cucumber
  • fresh corainder (optional)
  • fresh mint (optional)

For the dipping sauce

  • sweet chilli sauce
  • fish sauce
  • sugar
  • the juice of one lime.

How to make Leftover Turkey Salad – step by step

Making the dipping sauce

soy sauce

Add the fish sauce to a small dipping bowl.

sweet chilli dipping sauce

Mix in the sweet chilli sauce.

spoonful of suagr for the dipping 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.

lettuce wrapped leftover turkey

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.
a single Leftover Turkey Salad wrap with fresh chilli and tomato

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.

Close up of the lettuce wrapped Leftover Turkey Salad with spicy dipping sauce and crust bread

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.

Leftover Turkey Salad with fresh chillies and carrot and tomato

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

Sisley White
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.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Nibbles, Party Food
Cuisine American, British, International
Servings 4 people
Calories 153 kcal


  • 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

Dipping Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 lime
  • seasame seeds (optional)


Dipping Sauce

  • 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.


•This works perfectly for leftover goose, leftover beef and even nut roast.
•Use up as much or little leftover turkey for the wraps. This is great recipe you can make to taste.
•The dipping sauce can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days. I prefer to enjoy it at room temperature.
•If you have bread rolls or wraps you can pop everything into them if you want to add some extra carbs.


Calories: 153kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 16gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 863mgPotassium: 455mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 3113IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword fun party food, leftover turkey, leftover turkey salad, leftover turkey wraps, party salad bites, salad party food
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


  • Lesley

    December 21, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    5 stars
    I like the freshness of these turkey wraps, lovely dipping sauce and great idea to serve them in a lettuce leaf.

    1. Sew White

      December 22, 2021 at 9:28 am

      I think after a big few days of roast the freshness of these is exactly why I love them! I’m glad you like them x

  • Jo

    December 21, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    5 stars
    Love this recipe – I always make turkey wraps, something a bit lighter goes down a treat after all that heavy food! Thanks for posting.

    1. Sew White

      December 22, 2021 at 9:29 am

      Thank you so much Jo x Have a merry Christmas

  • Carrie Carvalho

    December 21, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    5 stars
    These are lovely! Perfect for a lighter lunch after all the festive excess!

    1. Sew White

      December 22, 2021 at 9:30 am

      I completely agree! Still hungry but the idea of more roasts seems too much.

  • Cat | Curly’s Cooking

    January 5, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    5 stars
    Such a light and fresh way to make the most of turkey leftovers.

    1. Sew White

      January 14, 2022 at 2:01 pm

      I completely agree. Great after many days of roasts.

  • Peggy

    January 21, 2022 at 3:03 pm

    5 stars
    Looks delicious and were delicious too

    1. Sew White

      January 28, 2022 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you Peggy. I’m so glad you enjoyed them.

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