Simple Broccoli Grape Turkey Salad

YUM! The Finished Product
YUM! The Finished Product

This salad is wonderfully tasty and easy to make. It would serve well as a main course, or as a side dish. I had something very close to it at a potluck that I attended. I did not get the recipe, but it was easy to tell what most of the ingredients were, so . . . I went home to see if I could duplicate it. In their dish, they used bacon instead of the turkey. I have given up pork since then, and find it to be very good made with smoked turkey breast. It's a whole lot less fattening also. This is one of those good uses for turkey leftovers at Thanksgiving.

Now that I've come up with what I think is the perfect combination of ingredients, I make it about once a month. I have been known to eat the left-overs for breakfast even. In fact, I did so this morning!

Let me know what you think!

4 cups cut broccoli

3 cups grapes, halved

1/2 pound smoked turkey breast

1 cup pecans

5 scallions/green onions

bacon crumbles, if desired

Mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar for the dressing.

I use large grapes if I can get them. It's less work to cut all of them in half. I have used green grapes, red grapes, and black grapes. I prefer the red. A mixture of different grapes might be fun too. I don't use the broccoli stems.

Cut the grapes in half. Measure out the 3 cups, pour into large mixing bowl.

Cut the broccoli into small pieces, measure out 4 cups, and add to grapes.




Cut the turkey breast into small cubes, approximately 3/8". Add to mixing bowl.


Use pecan pieces, or break up pecan halves until you have 1 cup. I think the broken halves are fresher. Add to mixing bowl.

Pecans are what really makes this dish good. One time I forgot to add them, and it wasn't nearly as good.



Clean and slice green onions. I used all of the onions you see, including the greens. Add to mixing bowl.



At this point, I added about 2 tablespoons of turkey bacon bits just to give it a little of that smoky taste.

Mix all ingredients well.

Mix together: 3 parts mayonnaise, 2 parts sugar, and 1 part vinegar. Whisk together until smooth.

For my recipe which I doubled, I used 3/4 c. mayonnaise, 1/2 c. sugar, and 1/4 c. vinegar. If you like more dressing, this will work for a single recipe also.

Pour dressing over salad, and mix until everything is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Stir well before serving to recoat ingredients. Serve and enjoy!


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42 comments

september girl 5 years ago

Cool, I love the idea! Have to vote this one up and awesome, as well as bookmark it for my recipes. : )


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RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

This is a great recipe--thanks for posting it! For those who can shop at Costco, I just bought a Kirkland preservative free, GF oven roasted turkey breast, 3.42 lbs @ $13.30.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

september girl - Let me know how you like it! Thanks for the comment and votes!

RTalloni - It really is a great recipe. Great buy idea at Costco - Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy the salad!


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blessingsforlife 5 years ago

another recipe i can try...this looks delicious.

Voted up!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

blessingsforlife - it is really good, and I don't always like broccoli, but all the flavors work so well together, you don't realize you're eating healthy!


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Morning homesteadbound.

Came across your hub while hub-hopping.

This sounds a great recipe and will give it a try.

I'm really into an American cooking web site :---

"Allrecipes.com". For me it's the best one on the internet, give it a try.

Good cooking and have a nice day.

LOL Ghaelach


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

My grandmother makes this but she adds a ton more stuff to it...a lot of people like this, I'm not a fan of it. But this recipe is easy and useful. I voted up and useful!


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VENZKHVAM 5 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

A nice and well balance mix of tasty brocoli, chicken and grape salad . I tasted this one when I visited a freinds dinner party some six month back.

Thanks for sharing it.I will book mark this to cook myself when i get time.

voted up and usefull


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Ghaelach - I like allrecipes.com also. But really I like food -- especially good food! I hope you enjoy this when you get a chance. It's really great!

kittythedreamer - Thanks for the votes and thanks so much for dropping by!

VENZKHVAM - I hope you get a chance to make this soon, and that you enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for the votes and thanks for stopping by!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi homesteadbound,

Voted up, awesome and bookmarked!

This will be a great midweek meal for me to make. It looks so simple and yet is packed with nutrition. Also I will enjoy the leftovers at work the next day. I think it would be good with ham, too!

Cloverleaf


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Cloverleaf - I bet it would be good with ham also. It certainly was with bacon. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the votes. Let me know how it turns out!


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Nice! I suppose you could substitute any meat of choice for this recipe as long as it is chopped. I think I would go with the original bacon recipe and add a bit of chicken. That would do it for me! Nice photos and this is a good recipe that I would like to try. My wife always buys grapes! Voting Up ad Sharing.

JSMatthew~


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

That sounds good. I think some cheese cubes would be good too. thanks for the votes and for stopping by! Come back and let me know how you like it.


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I will homesteadbound. Cheese Cubes sound great too. And I am not picky with cheese! I love spicy and sharp cheddar and all the other cheeses. I could ramble, but I wont. I already did...

JSMatthew~


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

JS - I like sharp cheddar on lots of things. My husband likes spicy, but I seem to have allergy issues (sometimes serious) when it comes to peppers. But I do like flavor. Ramble on... I do too.


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sophie_allen 5 years ago from Washington D.C. USA 20002

I actually tried the dressing and I like it! Thanks for sharing this recipe. My kids prefer crunchy chicken cubes and bacon on their salad.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

sophie_allen - That is such a great idea -- to taste the dressing and make sure you like it! I bet it would be good with crunchy chicken as well. Thanks for stopping by!


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Jeannieinabottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

This salad looks so good! I am going to bookmark this for future use. I love broccoli and turkey! I also no longer eat pork, so I appreciate the change to turkey. Voted up!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Jeannieinabottle - I look forward to hearing how you enjoy it. Thanks for the votes and for stopping by.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Oh wow does this salad ever look good! I have bookmarked it as I will be making turkey for Canadian Thanksgiving in October. Thanks so much.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Just Ask Susan - I think it is as good as it looks. I hope you think so too. Let me know what you think. Thanks for commenting.


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pinkish 5 years ago

This is a healthy salad, I've tried Broccoli Salad not with grapes, but raisins. Next time, I will try this recipe with grapes on it. Thank you for this hub. Voted Up!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

pinkish - It might be good with raisins also. But I like grapes better than raisins. Thanks for visiting, and for the vote up!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Broccoli and grapes? Well, it sounds good alright. And your recipe is on my list for this up and coming weekend. I love healthy salads. How nice of you to share!

This hub deserves an up and awesome!


eveowl 5 years ago

This looks healthy & delicious thanks for the tip. :)


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

vocalcoach - Let me know what you think after you fix it. Here's hoping you like it. Thanks for stopping by, and for the votes.

eveowl - Thanks for stopping by!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

This recipe is so different and sounds healthy and delicous, can't wait to try it, many thanks for sharing, voting up.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Movie Master - It is indeed a good way to put healthy and delicious on the same plate. Let me know how you like it. Thanks for visiting and for the vote up!


wisdom press 5 years ago

Well done! I'm not much of a cook, but your salad sounds great.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

I hope you are able to fix it and enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!


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jodiejay71 5 years ago

Can't wait to try this! I'm sure it will be delicious.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

jodiejay71 - you are certainly making the rounds tonight and keeping me on my toes! It is really good! I think you will like it!


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raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

yummy...


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

'tis yummy at that! raciniwa. You have to try it!


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MsDora 5 years ago from The Caribbean

Voted Up. Sounds really good.


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland

I WILL be trying this tomorrow when I hit the grocery store. I've never seen this recipe or any combination close to it and I can only imagine how good it is.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

MsDora - I hope you get a chance to try it soon. It is very good. Thanks for the votes.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

Ardie - I hope you like it. Come back and give me a shout and let me know. Thanks for stopping by!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Looks super tasty!


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

PDXKaraokeGuy - It is very tasty! Hope you give it a try! Thanks for visiting!


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jean2011 5 years ago from Canada

I like this one homesteadbound! This is a definite try the next time I am entertaining. I have voted this hub up and useful. Thank you for sharing.


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas Author

jean2011 - I bet it will be a hit with your guests. We really enjoy it. Let me know how it works out!

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