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Curried Turkey Salad Recipe

Curried Turkey Salad
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Makes: 4 servings

Toasty coconut bits, sweet raisins, and curried yogurt dress up leftover turkey.

This recipe was featured as part of our Picnic Recipes, Tailgating Recipes, and Thanksgiving Leftovers photo galleries.

Watch the CHOW Test Kitchen’s Christine Gallary make this simple curried turkey salad in an episode of our Easiest Way video series.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot
  • 2 cups cooked, medium-dice roasted turkey (about 8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup small-dice sweet apple, such as Fuji
  • 1/2 cup toasted, unsweetened, shredded dried coconut
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Whisk together the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, curry powder, ginger, and shallot in a medium, nonreactive bowl until smooth.
  2. Add the remaining measured ingredients, season with salt and pepper, and stir until evenly combined.

Beverage pairing: Lustau Los Arcos Dry Amontillado, Spain. Though it’s not an obvious pairing, dry amontillado sherry from the south of Spain is a great match for curry. Its nuttiness and honey flavor (without the sweetness) just seem to merge perfectly with the earth tones of curry. Chill the wine and drink it in small quantities, as it’s fortified.