Turkey Salad

With two of us eating here most days, almost anything I make seems to generate lots of leftovers.  Over the weekend I smoked a turkey breast and on Tuesday I made turkey salad with some of the leftovers.

This is one of those no specific measurements type recipe.  Use whatever amounts you like.  I went heavy on the cilantro because I love it.  What I used were jalapeno pepper (maybe just half of one as big as the one shown), cilantro, onion, chopped celery, pickle relish, turkey, may, salt and pepper.  I chopped the celery instead of putting it in the food processor whole because somethings the food process leaves a few strings and I don’t like those!

Put the meat, jalapeno pepper, and onion in the food processor and process til everything ground together.

Taste to see if it needs more of anything.  If not, add mayo, chopped celery, pickle relish, cilantro, salt and pepper.

Process again, and taste to see if it needs anything else.

I mostly store food in glass jars.  The big one goes into the fridge.  The small one we had for lunch.

Using Post-It Tape, I label the contents/date and stick it in the fridge.  With the small jar, we had sandwiches on King’s Hawaiian Bread with a tomato slice, cucumber slices and a basil leaf.  In the back is a tomato, basil mozzarella salad.  See why I never have enough basil?  We love it!

I asked Vince how he liked the chicken salad.  He said he’d rate it a 9.3.  I asked what it would take for it to get a 10 and he said “If they were bigger!”  Gotta love that man!  🙂


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    Evelyn says

    Looks yummy – I love food like that, especially when it is hot. Just give Vince an extra sandwich next time and he will give it a 10. Cheers! Evelyn

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    Hilary McDaniel says

    Judy, where did you find those glass jars w/lids. That’s what I need. I’ve looked everywhere.
    that salad looks yummy

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      Chris says

      Not Judy, but I can answer that! Those are Ball canning jars with plastic storage lids. You should be able to get them at any store which sells canning supplies.

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    I have read so many funny stories about Vince out loud to my husband, that from time to time he asks “what’s Vince up to these days”?!? I will tell him this story. He thinks Vince is a lucky man!

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    Mary says

    Keith goes for quantity too. He’s been gone so much I hardly cook at all lately.