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Simple Broccoli Grape Turkey Salad

Updated on April 26, 2012
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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