Yield: 3.5 cups
Prep time: 20 minutes

This recipe is a fantastically light dish that will help you squeeze back into your favorite pair of pants after all that Thanksgiving Day goodness! If you’re not a fan of lettuce cups enjoy this treat on crackers or your favorite bread, but hurry find something because this turkey salad will go quickly however, whenever you serve it!

Pointers:

  • Repeat after me- I (insert name) promise to use fresh rosemary and only fresh rosemary and if, only in an emergency must use dried rosemary I will finely mince.
  • keep an eye and nose on your pecans and pull once they become fragrant. Nuts will burn quickly!

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups pulled turkey (approximately 1 pound)
  • 1/3 cup small diced celery
  • 1/3 cup small diced onion
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 c. chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I recommend Hellman’s)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 8-10 leaves butter lettuce

Directions:

  • Toast pecans in oven for 8 minutes at 375 degrees onced cooled roughly chop
  • Small dice onions and celery toss with pulled turkey, dried cranberries and pecans
  • In small bowl whisk together mayo, evoo and rosemary, pour over turkey mixture and gently fold all ingredients together. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place 1/2 cup of turkey salad on butter lettuce leaf and serve!

4 Comments on “Turkey and Cranberry Lettuce Cups”

  1. Looks delightful! ‘Cept for the raw onion but – I’ll be skipping that nastiness. 😆. Also I think I need a demo on how to mince dried rosemary.

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    • Hi Nicki!! LOL I forgot how much you hate onions, no worries on omitting. When mincing dried rosemary coat in bit olive oil, pile in a small heap on your cutting board and using the heel of your knife slowly begin to chop. After a few rough chops with the knife heel you should be able to mince like you would anything else (not an onion). Thank you so much for stopping by! I know you’ll love this recipe, I can’t wait to hear how it turns out!!

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      • Would you like to do a demonstration on chopping herbs and preparing them for cooking, Paula? I know a wonderful herb society that would be delighted to have you come speak!

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      • Sounds like fun! Let me talk to my PR rep……
        OK, she said I’m free in January hehe! Let’s chat about it soon. Thanks for the invite and support, Mum!

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