Friday, June 26, 2009

Roasted Turkey Salad With Fresh Herbs

Wondering what to do with your leftover turkey? Here's what I did:
1. Slice up a couple tomatoes and the leftover roasted onions.

2. Cut leftover turkey breast into chunks.

3. Add mixed greens to a bowl.

4. Since the garden is popping up sweet yummies everywhere, I picked some fresh basil and parsley and added to the mix. If you have the herbs, use them. They give salads the freshest kick!

5. Sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese.

6. Make dressing:
  • Put one tablespoon balsamic vinegar in a bowl
  • Add two teaspoons dijon mustard
  • Add salt and pepper
  • Toss in Italian seasoning or fresh herbs (if you have them)
  • Mince one clove of garlic
  • Whisk in two tablespoons olive oil
  • Adjust to your taste

NOTE: Making your own dressing has a couple benefits. Number one, it's cheaper than buying bottled dressing. Number two, you know what's in it. Have you ever read the label on salad dressing? Lots of partially hydrogenated high fructose-y stuff. Not what you want to put in your body.

7. Sprinkle the dressing on your salad, toss and enjoy!


PS - For other great ideas on how to Stretch Your Food Dollar head over to the Krazy Kitchen for Stretch Your Food Dollar Wednesdays.


  1. I love it! i make variations of this yummie dressing a lot! MMMMMMMMM...

  2. The dressing sounds good. I'm trying to get away from the store bought stuff.

  3. Hi! I'm new to your blog and I love its premise! I'm very much into the cheap-healthy-yummy-quick foods you blog about, so I'll continue to visit!
    I think my hands would fall off if I ever bought ready-made dressing, there's so much unnecessary stuff in there, it doesn't taste that great and its so pricey!

  4. My first visit to your blog and your salad looks delicious no mention the dressing, very good!!!

  5. ooooh. yummy. you're right, making your dressing is so much better.

  6. YUM - I actually have leftover turkey in the frig - thanks for a great solution that hubby will love!

  7. Sounds like a wonderful salad, perfect for a hot day.

  8. Thanks! This sounds wonderful! :-)