Harvest Turkey Waldorf Salad

Harvest Turkey Waldorf Salad Recipe
Prep: 15 min., Bake: 10 min.

Yield:

Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living Cooking School

Ingredients

1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 (6-ounce) bag fresh baby spinach, thoroughly washed
1 medium-size Gala apple, thinly sliced
1 medium-size Bosc pear, thinly sliced
2 cups shredded cooked turkey or chicken
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1/3 cup dried cherries
2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled

Preparation

1. Place walnuts in a single layer in a shallow pan.

2. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.

3. Stir together mayonnaise, next 4 ingredients, and 2 tablespoons water.

4. Arrange spinach leaves, apple slices, and pear slices on a serving platter; top with turkey, next 3 ingredients, and walnuts. Serve with mayonnaise dressing.

Tip: Get creative with this salad. Substitute dried cranberries and apricots for dried cherries; pecans or almonds for walnuts; and goat cheese for blue cheese.

October 2007
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