Turkey Salad with Grapes, Apples & Walnuts (Healthy, Low Calorie)

Move over chicken salad, Healthy Turkey Salad with Grapes, Apples and Walnuts is a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers and enjoy a deliciously, low calorie lunch.
This was so delicious! Use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving - Healthy Turkey Salad with Apples, Grapes, Walnuts - Low Calorie, Low Fat Recipe

Why is it that chicken salad is so popular but not turkey salad? Turkey is just as nutritious and healthy as chicken. It is also very reasonably priced. Well today we are giving turkey its due. Most of us are going to have turkey leftover from Thanksgiving. Let’s do something fun with it and make a turkey salad. You can make a scrumptious sandwich with it; or go low carb and eat it in a lettuce wrap. Of course, a fork always works well too.

If you don’t have leftover turkey, think about roasting a turkey breast on Sunday for lunch during the week. It is quick and easy. I’ve been playing with different flavors and hope to bring you a Buffalo Turkey Breast recipe early next year. I don’t eat lunch meat anymore so this is the perfect solution for a healthy, homemade lunch. It ends up being much cheaper than lunch meat too.

This was so delicious! Use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving - Healthy Turkey Salad with Apples, Grapes, Walnuts - Low Calorie, Low Fat Recipe

I feel a little pang of guilt pushing turkey. My little one came home with a school project yesterday to “disguise” a turkey. They are supposed to decorate a picture of a turkey to look like something else. Then they will have to write a persuasive letter to a farmer to spare the life of a turkey. Writing a letter really personalized turkeys, and now I feel a little sad about eating it, not sad enough to actually stop eating turkey. It is funny how your mind can work.

Now the pressure is on to figure out how to creatively disguise this turkey. School projects are pressure! Luckily, making a delicious and healthy turkey salad is easy, no pressure whatsoever. Give it a try for yourself.

This was so delicious! Use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving - Healthy Turkey Salad with Apples, Grapes, Walnuts - Low Calorie, Low Fat Recipe

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This was so delicious! Use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving - Healthy Turkey Salad with Apples, Grapes, Walnuts - Low Calorie, Low Fat Recipe

Healthy Turkey Salad with Grapes, Apples & Walnuts

Course Salad, Turkey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 132 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely chopped turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup chopped apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped grapes
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 to 3 tbsp low fat mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 tbsp . 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp . kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp . fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients together starting with 2 tbsp. of mayonnaise and yogurt. If you want creamier turkey salad, add the remaining tablespoon of each.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 3  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Turkey Salad with Grapes, Apples & Walnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

Save-Your-Pennies Soups:
Bean and Bacon Soup by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Mexican Turkey Bean Soup by What Smells So Good?
Pasta e Fagioli by The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine
Turkey and Dumpling Soup by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup by Pancake Warriors

Budget-Savvy Bread and Salads:
Mom’s Buttermilk Biscuits by Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Turkey Salad by Food Done Light

Money-Saving Mains:
Black Bean and Bell Pepper Quesadillas by My San Francisco Kitchen
Cajun Blackened Chicken Thighs by Feeding Big
Chicken Enchilada Casserole by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Chicken Enchiladas by The Freshman Cook
Chicken Piccata by Monica’s Table
Chicken Tetrazzini by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Chimichurri Chicken Thighs by Life Tastes Good
Dutch Baby Pancakes by Brunch with Joy
Easy Cheesy Egg Breakfast Bake with Potatoes and Sausage by From Gate to Plate [or breakfast]
Easy Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
Egyptian Rice and Lentils by Wholistic Woman
French Onion Soup Twice Baked Potato by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Gnocchi with Fennel and Pork by Caroline’s Cooking
Italian Baked Chicken by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Lasagna Stuffed Acorn Squash by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Noodles by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Orzo with Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potatoes by Cooking Chat
Sauteed Vegetables by Party Food and Entertaining
Turkey Sausage and Pasta by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Twice Baked Sweet Potato Bar by Momma’s Meals
Yakisoba (Japanese Stir Fried Noodles) by Curious Cuisinere

Don’t-break-the-bank Desserts:
Apple Pecan Bread Pudding by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Marshmallow Popcorn Balls by Pies and Plots
Slow Cooker Apple Gingerbread Crumble by The Crumby Cupcake

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Budget-Friendly Meal Ideas for #SundaySupper

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But wait, there’s more. Check out these deliciously, low calorie turkey recipes:

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Turkey Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps

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 Salsa Verde Turkey Enchilada Casserole

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Turkey Pot Pie Stuffed Sweet Potatoes 

This was so delicious! Use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving - Healthy Turkey Salad with Apples, Grapes, Walnuts - Low Calorie, Low Fat Recipe

Comments

  1. I like that you used yogurt in part of your dressing! I don't mind mayonnaise but salads with some sour cream or yogurt mixed with the mayo taste better to me. I like the freshness it adds!
  2. I'm definitely going to make turkey salad with my leftovers this year! I ordered a huge turkey and your recipe looks perfect!!
  3. You raise such a valid point...chicken salad takes all the credit! I can't wait to try these after the holiday!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Chicken must do better marketing. We have started eating turkey all year round now. It is a fabulous lean protein.
  4. What a depressing homework project for this time of year! :'( I love your recipe, grapes and apples are my favorite add ins to chicken salad. And walnuts are my favorite nut!
  5. I don't know why I don't think to use turkey instead of chicken but you have opened my eyes.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      We are starting to eat turkey much more often now, Wendy. It really is a fabulous substitute for chicken.
  6. I'm a big fan of chicken salad. This looks so good!
  7. I love the idea of using turkey in place of chicken! This would be great to make with leftover turkey from thanksgiving!
  8. Charlotte Moore says
    This looks delicious. I make turkey salad sometimes. I will also put cranberries, toasted almonds, or pineapple in mine. Love grapes too. I have been meaning to try it with yogurt.
  9. A great way to incorporate the tastes of the season!
  10. The glut of turkey never seems to stop until mid February with us - from Canadian Thanksgiving through 2 Christmas dinners and a holiday-ish birthday party (on the 23rd) we get our fair share! I love this twist on it though!
  11. I seriously cannot wait for leftover turkey so I can make this!! I LOVE chicken salad and I'm not sure why I never though to try turkey
  12. Love the use of grapes and yogurt in this and of course, the turkey!

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