Smoked Turkey Salad

By Katherine

The smoke from the meat really makes this stand alone

Those of you who follow us on Facebook may have seen the photos I posted of Greg starting the smoker at 7 a.m. and still smoking away 12 hours later. The man really likes to smoke and a turkey can take a while. (Here’s a refresher for those who want it.) Perhaps you don’t have a full day to spend prepping dinner. In that case, go ahead and use grilled or baked chicken. Just don’t tell Greg.

Smoked Turkey Salad

  • 3 cups chopped smoked turkey, light or dark meat
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt/pepper to taste

Mix together all the ingredients, except for the turkey, in a large bowl. Taste and adjust the seasoning as need. Stir in the turkey. Serve on crackers, salad or sandwiches.

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27 Responses to Smoked Turkey Salad

  1. Tandy says:

    I am getting inspired to try smoking!

  2. I’ve always wanted a smoker – nice recipe.

  3. I think we need one as they don´t tend to use smoked food in the south of Spain and I love the flavours!

  4. That sounds wonderful, Katherine.

  5. sallybr says:

    WOW! First I thought you would use deli-bought smoked turkey, but a “Greg-smoked turkey” makes all the difference!

    absolutely awesome, color me impressed! (How do you know when the bird is done? you do it by temperature, time versus weight, or is there a way to check?)

  6. YUMMY! I bet this is sooooo good.

  7. I am salivating – delicious! :-) Mandy

  8. billpeeler says:

    Love it when there’s a smoker involved – I bet smoked turkey takes this salad to a whole other level. Yummmm.

  9. ChgoJohn says:

    I bet that smokiness makes a heckuva sandwich. I’m still learning how to use my smoker and wouldn’t dream of attempting a turkey yet. I’m sure to look for this recipe when I do.

  10. I am going to do something far more naughty, I’m going to try this with smoked turkey offcuts that I found at the deli. Really, please don’t tell Greg. :)

  11. Kristy says:

    Mike’s been wanting to smoke turkey for sometime now. Maybe for Father’s day we’ll whip that up. (Or he’ll whip that up.) I haven’t had a good turkey or chicken salad in ages. This looks delicious. :)

  12. We make something very similar to this at the Co-op where I work. It is absolutely delicious, but I never thought of serving it on crackers before. Thanks for the idea!

  13. Smoking for TWELVE HOURS?! That’s both crazy and wonderful…since I bet that turkey was amazing and well worth it. I love the idea of using Greek yogurt instead of mayo…healthy and a tarter flavor profile. Sounds delicious with the additions of the dijon, etc. So glad you shared this! Have a great weekend you guys!

  14. Your own smoker? Drooling over all the meat…

  15. Eva Taylor says:

    What a lovely lite summer luncheon salad, Katherine, very nicely done.
    Is it chicken or turkey, see second last sentence.

  16. You know I do not have a smoker, but I have seen some small tabletop ones that might appeal to me. I have never been a fan of smoked meats or cheeses, but your turkey looks very refreshing and simple.

  17. Anna says:

    So tasty! i miss north american turkey salad mixes!

  18. I missed those photos.. I’ll have to search them up on Facebook. I can imagine it’s a very relaxing process.. if one has the time!

  19. rsmacaalay says:

    This would be flavourful, what type of wood did you use?

  20. egg me on says:

    I’ll never tell if I use chicken … but I’m sure the smoked turkey gives it an amazing flavor. The Greek yogurt is a nice touch.

  21. Carolyn Chan says:

    Dedication to smoking !! Great salad !

  22. Smoking a turkey is wonderful.

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