Recipe: Curry Turkey Salad

Curry Turkey Salad

Curry Turkey Salad

They say you are fortunate if you can count the number of true friends you have on one hand. I’m one of those fortunate people. I can count Phyllis as one of those friends. The word lovely comes to mind when I think of Phyllis – she is lovely inside and out.

It was Phyllis who suggested we have lunch at a local tea house where we had a curry chicken salad that I’ve never been able to forget, or replicate. Believe me, I’ve tried. The salad consists of tender chicken, a creamy curry dressing, and has just the right crunch thanks to a bit of celery and a few salty cashews.

Curry Turkey Salad Ingredients

Curry Turkey Salad Ingredients

While this adaptation of Simply Recipe’s Curry Turkey Salad doesn’t compare, it’s pretty darn good. I’ve lightened it up a bit with a low fat yogurt and mayonnaise, and added pecans just for the heck of it. If I’d has some of those salty cashews, I would have used those, but the pecans were a nice substitute. This isn’t a low calorie salad, so we made a meal of it.

Thank you my lovely friend, I’m grateful for your friendship. I can’t wait for our next trip to the tea house. Happy cooking!

Curry Turkey Salad Served

Curry Turkey Salad Served

Curry Turkey Salad
  • 2 cups turkey breast, chopped
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, filet cut into portion sizes
  • 1 ribs celery, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon curry powder
  • ¼ cup low fat plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • ⅓ cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  1. 1. Combine curry, yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, ginger, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. 2. In a large bowl add remaining ingredients and toss with dressing. Chill for 20 minutes to combine flavors.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 528
Total Fat: 33.50g
Cholesterol: 18mg
Sodium: 648mg
Total Carbs: 52.13g
Dietary Fiber: 8.08g
Sugars: 34.77g
Protein: 9.97g

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  1. EA-The Spicy RD says

    Oh, yum! Everything in it sounds delicious. Especially love the addition of cilantro!

    • says

      I can’t take credit for the recipe, just the lightening it up. Can’t image the calories if I hadn’t, but it would have been worth them anyway!

  2. Karen Bernsee says

    That was a wonderful salad and Phyllis is a very true friend. I’ll sure try this one. The dressing made it, I think.

  3. Phyllis says

    My goodness, what does one say to such a loving tribute from a truly loving friend? Kristi, you are the best and congratulations on finishing your degree! You are one dedicated and determined lady!
    I’m in Seaside with Trina right now. I think I’ll fix your rendition of the chicken salad for our dinner tomorrow night. Thanks for continuing to research a lighter version that we can all enjoy. Love ya!

  4. says

    this does sound like a delightful curry salad and I know what you mean, went to a party many years ago and the caterer served a delicious chicken curry, have not been able to duplicate that either

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