Timber 2 Table - Cheryl's Crunchy Wild Turkey Salad

With a bit of sweetness, and lots of crunch, this cold salad is the perfect way to use up leftover wild turkey breast.

Cheryl's Crunchy Wild Turkey Salad

30 Min

Prep Time

60 Min

Cook Time





This cold salad is one of my wife, Cheryl's, favorite ways to eat wild turkey. We mix up a batch anytime we have leftover turkey breast from another dish. It's so good, we even cook some up just for this recipe on occasion.

If you like a cold chicken salad, you will love this crunchy wild turkey salad recipe.

The raisins and dried cranberries give the salad a bit of sweetness, the tart dressing and onions make it a little savory, and the pecans give it some crunch. Serve it on your favorite bread, but we love it on a sliced, fresh-from-the-bakery croissant. Drizzle a bit of honey over it for an added layer of flavor.



1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup sour cream

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

salt, to taste


4 cups cooked, chopped wild turkey breast

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup dried cranberries

½ cup golden raisins

4 green onions, chopped

Cooking Instructions

Mix the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Mix all of the salad ingredients into a larger bowl. Stir the dressing into the salad and season to taste with salt.

Mix the poppy seed dressing ingredients into a bowl, then stir it into the dry ingredients of the salad.