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Making tasty use of leftover turkey

Most people groan about turkey leftovers. Two things pop into my head when I think about this: the turkey is probably overcooked and dry as a doormat, and they are uninspired as to what to do with it.

I like to make these Southwest Turkey Sandwiches for a unique twist on turkey salad. The recipe says to serve them cold, but they could be broiled open-faced in the oven until heated through. If you are having casual lunch guests in at the holidays, serve these with a salad for a delicious change. Sometime I intend to try this turkey salad on mini rye bread slices for a party appetizer. Maybe for New Year’s Eve!

I wish all of you a peaceful and joyful Christmas with good food and good times … and a wonderful New Year.

 

Southwest Turkey Sandwiches

 

Dressing:

3/4 cup miracle whip

1/4 cup light cream or milk

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. grated lime rind

Salt to taste

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

 

Salad ingredients:

3 cups cooked, cubed turkey

2 green onions, sliced

1 small carrot, shredded

1/2 cup corn kernels

1/2 cup shredded jalapeno Monterey jack cheese

4 crusty whole-wheat kaisers

Fresh cilantro, chopped

Leaf lettuce

 

Mix dressing ingredients. Set aside.

In another bowl, measure turkey, green onion, carrot and cheese.

Add dressing to turkey, toss lightly.

Pile turkey mixture on kaisers, sprinkle with cilantro.

Layer lettuce on top for cold sandwich. If serving them hot, serve lettuce on the side.

Serve open faced or top sandwiches with kaiser tops.

Serves 4.

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