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Turkey Salad with Pomegranate and Apple


Turkey Salad with pomegranate and apple, perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers!Turkey Salad with pomegranate and apple, perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers!

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Turkey Salad with pomegranate and apple, perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers!Thanksgiving Memories

I love Thanksgiving. It is probably my favorite holiday. Though it is about family and friends, it isn’t necessarily vital to spend it with your actual family. You can spend it with anyone’s family and your still okay. In my single days I would eat Thanksgiving 3 or 4 times. It’s really easy to do, just go to different houses at different times. The past few years, my husband and I have actually spent it at home, cooking a meal and then setting up our Christmas decorations. We don’t often get days to ourselves, so it’s a really special time. Last year was our first with our daughter and we had so much fun feeding her her first turkey leg!


Turkey Salad with pomegranate and apple, perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers!

It’sย All About the Leftovers

Turkey Salad with pomegranate and apple, perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers!Iย don’t know about you, but we purposefully make extra turkey so that we have leftovers. Now the problem with waiting till after Thanksgiving to post recipes for turkey leftovers, is it’s to late. So this year my family bit the bullet and we made our family Thanksgiving early so I could create awesome recipes for all the My Gluten Free Miami readers! You are welcome.

Luckily, my American Gluten Free Box came with all kinds of cool stuff to make a gluten free Thanksgiving, including a great turkey rub. We always brine our turkey (I use an Emeril recipe- get it HERE), but the rub really added a lot of extra flavor to the skin and worked great when I made stock out of all the leftovers.

There are more recipes coming, but this first one is one of my favorites. It’s so simple but has so much flavor.

Turkey Salad with pomegranate and apple, perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers!

Turkey Salad with Pomegranate and Apples

This Turkey Salad only has 5 ingredients: Turkey, mayo, pomegranate, apple, and walnut. That’s it. I put it on a gluten free BFree Wrap (thank you FABLogCon for the free coupon!). You could also put it on top of a salad or just eat it with a fork.

The pomegranate gives this nice pop of juicy tartness, balanced by the sweetness of the apple. The walnuts add a great crunch and a bit of extra protein to get you through all that Black Friday Shopping!

Need more leftover turkey ideas? How about this Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Casserole from Dishing Delish.

Give it a try, you won’t regret it!

Turkey Salad with pomegranate and apple, perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers!
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Turkey Salad with Pomegranate and Apple


  • 1 Cup Chopped Turkey
  • 1/4 Cup Mayo
  • 1/4 Cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Apple
  • Handful Chopped Walnuts optional
  • Gluten Free Wrap or Gluten Free Bread


  • Mix together all ingredients (except wrap or bread).
  • Salt if needed (see note).
  • Put turkey salad on gluten free bread or gluten free wrap and enjoy!


We brine our turkey and it doesn't need any added salt. Feel free to add salt and pepper to taste.


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    Tasting Page
    June 8, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Leftovers or not, I love this turkey salad idea. Great lunch idea!

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    Platter Talk
    November 27, 2016 at 11:20 am

    This is a very beautiful and delicious looking wrap. I do have a question, tho. Did the baby in the picture finish the turkey leg? lol

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    November 18, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Looks so yummy! Turkey is fantastic with sweet and sour fruits.

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    November 18, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Woah! I always make a hot leftover sandwich, topped with the various sides. But you just convinced me to try something new! I love this idea! Pinning for Friday!

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    Karen - Sarcastic Parent
    November 18, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    I have never thought to use leftover pomegranate with thanksgiving leftovers! I love this idea

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    Rebecca Hicks
    November 18, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Wow that sounds delicious! I’ve been wanting to give pomegranate seeds a try, and this has motivated me to pick some up at the store this week.

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    Amanda | The Golden Giril Diary
    November 18, 2016 at 11:36 am

    This is perfect and right in time for Thanksgiving leftovers! I am always up for chicken salad, and this a great play on it with turkey! Sounds so yummy!

    xo, Amanda |

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    November 18, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Yum!! I never thought to add pomegranate seeds to a wrap, but it sounds delicious. And I will need extra feul for my Black Friday Shopping extravaganze. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Alisa Fleming
    November 17, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Love this recipe! Honestly, I’m not a big fan of turkey on Thanksgiving, but I really enjoy leftover cold turkey in sandwiches and wraps like this.

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    Sabrina Model-Carlberg
    November 17, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Great Idea for salad. Love the combination.

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    Sabrina Model-Carlberg
    November 17, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Love the Salad combination. Looks delicious and tasty.

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    Alicia Pope
    November 17, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Great post Turkey Day idea!!

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    November 16, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Im thinking this will be my go-to leftover turkey wrap because this deliciousness cannot be passed up! Saving this recipe for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Cricket Plunkett
    November 16, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    This is my kind of recipe, though the best part of this post is the picture of your daughter with the turkey leg!! I’m dying, so much cuteness!

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    Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands
    November 16, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Such a great use for leftovers! I bet I could sub the turkey as the apple and pomegranate combination is delicious!

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    Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    November 16, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    Great idea! I love that you added Pomegranate Seeds. Now I’m going to add them to all my turkey sandwiches ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    November 16, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I love the addition of pomegranate! I can’t make a turkey early to make “left over” recipes– I can’t get one where I am, and I don’t get back to the states until right before the holiday! I thought about it though.

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    Luci {Luci's Morsels}
    November 16, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    These wraps look so amazing, I’m drooling right now just looking at them!

    Luciโ€™s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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    Kim @ Three Olives Branch
    November 16, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    This is such a fun idea and twist! I love that you stuck with fall and Thanksgiving flavors. I will need to make this for my mom-in-law!

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    November 16, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    This is such a great idea for using up Thanksgiving leftovers. One of my favorite things is leftovers ๐Ÿ™‚

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    November 16, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Love this turkey salad great way to use the leftovers.

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    Gluten Free With Emily
    November 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    What a quick and healthy leftover option! Looks so fresh and good.

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    Erica D.
    November 16, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    LOVE the idea of post-Thanksgiving wraps!

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    Elizabeth DiBurro
    November 16, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Pomegranate in chicken salad?!?!?! THAT is an awesome idea! I love it! I could totally make this safe for my son too by using egg-free mayo and leaving out the nuts. Looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sara Giboney
    November 16, 2016 at 10:22 am

    This sounds really good. I would have never thought to add pomegranate seeds to a wrap!

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    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    November 16, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Fun! I need to go buy some pomegranates! Love them, but always end up not really buying them during their peak season!

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