Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Curried Turkey Salad with Apple and Pear

5 WWPP Posted by 7 years ago 6 Comments

I was on a mission to use the leftover turkey in some ingenious ways this year. Something fun and different but light, especially after the amount of calories I’ve consumed over the last 2 days! Yikes!

So this morning I whipped this up and oh… my… word… SO GOOD! My mom is still in town so I was lucky enough to have a taste tester as the husband would touch this with a 10 foot pole. She loved it as well and we split the plate you see in the picture. I only had huge pitas so a half was 1 serving. As you can see, I served it with a bunch of fresh veggies on the side. Mom’s comment….”I wish we had some crisp fresh lettuce to serve with it on the pita.”. Agreed. :~) Although I liked it straight up too. Curried Turkey Salad with Apple and Pear

  • 1 small apple
  • 1 medium bosc pear
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (lemon would work)
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (10g)
  • 1/2 cup non fat yogurt
  • 1 tbsp light mayo
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1-2 slices of onion diced (about 50g)
  • Kosher Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 8 oz leftover cooked turkey meat (or chicken would work)

Cut the apple and pear into small cubes. Toss with the lime juice. Add the remaining ingredients, mix well and let sit a few minutes.

Stuff in a pita, add to a wrap or slap on some whole wheat bread. As for the nutritional info, I didn’t do a good job measuring the final recipe, I’m thinking you could get 4 – 1/2 cup servings, but a serving all depends on your pita size. As I said we split what is pictured and I have anough leftover to make one more. Nutritional info does not include the pita.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 About 1/2 cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
185 4g 3g old: 3 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
14g 1g 19g 19g

See other recipes using: apple, chicken, honey, onion, pear, turkey, yogurt

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    November 30, 2008

    Hi Roni, I made a modified version (used celery and shredded carrots instead of pear) of your curried turkey salad for lunch today and it was excellent! I especially loved the yogurt-curry-honey combo--I tried it before mixing it in the salad and it was SO yummy--I could have eaten it solo. (Weird, I know.) I didn't have any wraps, so I served it on beds of lettuce. My 19-year-old son and husband loved it, too. Thanks for the great post-Thanksgiving recipe! PS: Try a sprinkle of nutmeg on top, along with the salt and pepper. Mmmmm. Reply

    Laura N

    December 1, 2008

    This looks awesome. I've been hoping for a leftover turkey recipe from you. I love curry, so I'm sure I'll enjoy this very much. I'll let you know! Reply


    December 1, 2008

    yum. nuff said :) if only i had leftover turkey!! Reply

    Laura N

    December 3, 2008

    This is fabulous! What wonderful flavors. My pear's not ripe yet, so I just used a big apple, but I've got lots of leftovers and love this recipe so I'll be making it soon with the pear. I could eat it straight out of the bowl, it is so delicious. Reply

    gerd diet

    December 31, 2008

    I just tried your recipe today and wanted to say thank you, because it was really tasty! :) Reply


    August 18, 2010

    Made this the other night for the hubby to take to work. It was delicious and travels well. Thanks so much! I'm so glad I found your site. I've made your stromboli too and it's a new FAV! Can't wait to try your other recipes. Here's a link to my blog if you want to see your recipe. Reply