Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Sandwich

by Marjan
I'm probably in the minority when I admit enjoying all the side dishes and turkey leftovers more the day following Thanksgiving. T-Day, I am overwhelmed with cooking and entertaining, and therefore really can't relax and enjoy my labor of love.  That's why the following day, I reheat most of my leftovers; leisurely serving myself and enjoying every bite. However, there is always enough turkey left over to serve another dinner party.  Two days of having turkey back to back is seriously enough!
That's why I had to really be creative and transform leftover turkey so that it was unrecognizable for my family. I prepared turkey salad sandwiches for everyone and no one noticed! Halfway through consuming their sandwiches, I was interrogated for the secret ingredients to the fresh, bursting with flavor sandwiches devoured. These sandwiches were easy to prepare, delicious and the best part of all, no more leftovers! Try my recipe not just after Thanksgiving, but anytime of the year with leftover chicken or turkey. If you are on a low carb diet, or just want to eat a little more healthy after the gluttony of Thanksgiving Dinner, enjoy the below recipe as a high protein salad without the bread and mayonnaise. Happy Holidays!

Check out our past year's recipes for  your next Holiday party.


Ingredients:
Measurement of ingredients may be altered depending on the number of people being served and amount of leftover turkey.  For our purposes, number of servings below is for four people.

8 slices of your favorite sandwich bread (I prefer rosemary olive oil bread and sourdough)
1 cup shredded turkey leftover (white and dark meat mixed works just as well)
2 celery stalks- finely chopped
3 tablespoons finely chopped purple onion
1/2 of one red bell pepper- finely chopped
1 large lime- zest and juice
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
*optional- dash of red pepper flakes

Toast bread slices; meanwhile, in a bowl, toss and mix all the above ingredients until well combined. Place mixture in-between toasted bread and enjoy!

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