Turkey Salad with Dried Cranberries Recipe

Fast & Easy Turkey Salad
In the autumn when the grapes are at their peak and turkey is readily available, my family will often make this delicious turkey salad for lunch. Sometimes we eat it on bread and sometimes with crackers, and sometimes, as pictured here, on a bed of lettuce. There are no measurements and no rules, just a simple selection of ingredients mixed to taste.
When I first tried this recipe, I went easy on the grapes. My thinking was that the point of the salad was turkey, so I emphasized the turkey. But the flavor is so good with the grapes that you really want to have enough grapes to get one in every bite. So you do need almost as many grapes as turkey. And, if you’re feeling like an extra flavor sensation, this salad is really good with curry powder.


chopped turkey
halved grapes
dried cranberries
Sambhar curry powder (optional)
I use a pre-cooked turkey breast for this because it’s easy and very moist, but a home roasted turkey would work well as long as it’s not too dry. For the grapes my favorite are seedlness red grapes, but green ones work just as well as long as they’re firm and sweet. I wouldn’t used grapes with seeds unless I had a lot of time on my hands!


1. In a large bowl, put a large handful of chopped turkey for each person.
2. Add a smaller handful of halved grapes for each person.
3. Stir.
4. Add dried cranberries and walnuts until it looks good.
5. Add a couple of spoonfuls of mayonnaise and stir thoroughly.
6. If you’re in the mood for extra flavor, sprinkle over some curry powder (I like the red Sambhar type) and mix that in as well.
7. Serve and enjoy!
~Angela :-)
Turkey Salad

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  1. That looks yummy and you know there is turkey in most everyone’s future right now!

  2. What a fantastic recipe. Easy and delicious. It is just the thing I feel like eating after a busy day.

  3. Thank you, this looks absolutely divine! Easy, and very yummy. I will be using lots of curry.
    xo Lidy

  4. I have a puddle of drool on my keyboard!!!!

  5. oh gosh – this looks delicious! And the picture is absolutely beautiful. I will definitely have to try this recipe!

  6. Michele says:

    I think this going to be one I try next week after I go shopping!! Man, I want to eat it right through the screen!!!

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