Sunday 26 April 2015

Turkey Waldorf-Style Salad

You know how it all shakes out, right?

The day you have a really expensive hair appointment, spend a couple hours in the salon, and step outside, with your pretty, shiny, beautifully blow dried hair.

Cue - thunderstorm and hailstone sized raindrops. Sigh! Goodbye pretty hair. Welcome, completely chic wettus-rattus look.

And that, my friends, is what it's like to live in the metropolis of Edmonton. Summer one day, slightly chilly spring the next, winter the third day, and a few thunderstorms, you know, to break all that monotony. Maybe I am being a bit unfair on my fair city though. Summer in Edmonton is one of the best seasons, and the warm weather with a hint of breeze brings out the shorts and tee shirts and smiles in everybody.

When Kay and I lived in England he always told me about the suddenness of the changing seasons in Canada. Changing seasons are not something I was used to, having grown up in the warm sunny tropics. In England, though, spring felt like it took forever to arrive. In Canada, on the other hand, one minute it is snowing and the next you're looking at the pretty budded leaves on trees and birdsong in the air. Sure, it is unpredictable, but that's the beauty of my world now.

In the first of my brand new series of recipes for Tasty Turkey, I channel all that spring-like hopefulness, minus the hair disasters into a beautiful spring-like salad. The Waldorf salad, with its sweet, savory notes is the perfect salad for evoking warm summer evenings, stretched out on the deck with a chilled glass of white wine, the smoky scents of barbequing meat wafting into the sultry evening air.

I like to use leftover roast turkey breast to make it, however, you can also poach a turkey breast and use the moist, seasoned meat in this salad. I use crème fraîche instead of sour cream for a more delicate dressing, but you can also use low fat yogurt and mayonnaise to make it healthier. You can also substitute pecans for walnuts if you prefer. This salad is always a hit at potlucks and with kids, and is really easy to put together.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Tasty Turkey website to download your recipe now!

Click for the recipe - Turkey Waldorf-Style Salad

And as usual, if you have any questions, mosey on back and I'll be more than happy to answer them for you :) Enjoy!


  1. Have had a few of those hairdo-in-the-rain days, myself! Salad looks delicious, thanks for sharing.

  2. In Vancouver, we have all sorts of weather on the same day. Yesterday, we had rain, sun, hail, heat, and cold. that salad looks delicious - perfect for spring.

  3. I love waldorf Salad. I tried it for the first time in bermuda with chicken. I like that you've used turkey!! Yum!

  4. What a great way to use up left over turkey (besides the usual sandwich!). This is going on my "to-make" list :)

  5. The seasons do change quick in Edmonton but I do miss the rain of the East Coast and living in the UK. Salad looks delicious! Would be a great dinner salad once the days warm up.


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