Warm Potato and Turkey Salad

Warm Potato and Turkey Salad

The day after Thanksgiving, I always wake up ready for some lighter fare…

Warm Potato and Turkey Salad

Harry and Auggie appreciating the salad 

You have to do something with leftovers, right? I like the idea of a salad supper on the Day After, and this one uses the leftover turkey. It has asparagus and baby spinach, and lovely little potatoes coated in a mustard-honey dressing. And you’ll feel righteous for using up the turkey! Did you ever notice how leftover turkey recipes are usually kind of unappealing? This one is really good, and it won’t take much time to assemble after a hard day of slogging through the stores. I recommend using the white meat of the turkey only.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 45 minutes


  • ¼ pound bacon, cut into small pieces2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes, scrubbed but not cut up
  • 8 ounces asparagus tips
  • 8 ounces white-meat turkey, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups baby spinach, washed and patted dry
  • 4 tablespoons mustard and honey dressing

For the dressing:


  1. 1 1/2 teaspoons French mustard
  2. 1 tablespoon honey
  3. 1 clove garlic, minced
  4. 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. Pepper to taste
  7. 1/3 cup olive oil
  8. Put the mustard, honey, garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  9. Slowly whisk in the oil.
  10. Drizzle over the ingredients.

For the turkey salad:


  1. In a large frying pan, cook the bacon pieces until crisp, 3-4 minutes.
  2. Remove bacon and set aside.
  3. Clean pan and heat olive oil in the pan.
  4. Add potatoes and cook at medium-low heat for thirty minutes or until tender.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
    Warm Potato and Turkey Salad
  6. Boil the asparagus tips in salted water until tender, and drain and run under cold water to stop the cooking.
  7. Cut the turkey into small cubes.
  8. Put spinach in a serving bowl, add the bacon, asparagus, turkey and hot potatoes.Warm Potato and Turkey Salad
  9. Add dressing and mix. Serve immediately.
    Warm Potato and Turkey Salad

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