Leftover turkey and orange salad with green dressing

This Nici Wickes recipe sees leftover turkey combined with juicy oranges – warmed to bring back the sunshine in them – and tossed with a creamy green dressing to bring it all to life for a second sitting!

By Nici Wickes
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Leftover turkey and orange salad
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cup leftover turkey, torn or cut into bite-sized pieces
  • leftover roasted root vegetables – cooked onions, plus peas, gravy etc
  • 2-3 oranges, segmented
  • 2-3 cups torn lettuce leaves, baby spinach or other salad greens
  • small handful parsley
  • green dressing, to serve (see recipe below)
Green dressing
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • small handful mint, smacked
  • 3 tablespoon mayonnaise or plain unsweetened yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup good-quality olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Leftover turkey and orange salad
  • 1
    In a pan, heat the oil and gently warm the turkey and any vegetables and gravy you have left over. If you only have turkey, that’s fine, but add ¼ cup liquid – such as orange juice, white wine or water, so the turkey heats as this simmers.
  • 2
    Add the orange segments to the pan and cook until they are warmed through.
  • 3
    Spread the salad greens on a large plate and spoon the turkey and orange over. Sprinkle with the parsley and drizzle with the green dressing (below). Serve immediately.
Green dressing
  • 4
    Whizz all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Taste and season.

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