Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Best Foods and Hellman's mayonnaises are gluten-free.


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While this is perfect for that leftover holiday turkey this is a fantastic recipe that you can use almost any meat with. Try leftover roasted chicken breast, flank steak or pork tenderloin. Even though it's a chilled salad it is a great part of a cold weather meal because of the hearty ingredients.


Roasted Turkey, Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad

Servings: 3 | Serving size: 2 cups

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers. Allow an additional hour for chilling. See photo instructions here.


In a medium sauce pan, heat the water, salt and rosemary. When the water boils, stir in the wild rice.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, for about 40 minutes.

Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice.

When a very small amount of liquid remains, remove the pan from the burner and let it stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove from the sauce pan and place in a large mixing bowl. Let cool for about ten minutes and the put in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool.

When the rice is cool add the cranberries, pecans, shallots, celery, red pepper, turkey breast, mayonnaise and salt to the bowl and fold together gently. Chill for at least 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 cups

Servings: 6

Amount Per Serving

Calories 281 Calories from Fat 93
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11g 16%
    Saturated Fat 1g 7%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 491mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
    Sugars 7g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 36 mcg Potassium 361 mg
Magnesium 72 mg