Family Recipe Friday: Turkey Pecan Salad

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Family Recipe Fridays

My mom has been here all week, which means: FOOD! For free! And I don’t have to make it!

I think if you’re a regular reader you’ve surmised that my mom is a very good cook and I have a lot of happy food-memories. I love her enchiladas, potato soup, and cabbage rolls.

This one is another Mom classic from my growing-up years. My directive for this week is: YOU MUST TOAST THE PECANS. It makes a huge difference. Enjoy this delicious summer salad! She often serves it with a Waldorf salad on the side.

Turkey Pecan Salad

Yield: about 4 servings

Turkey Pecan Salad


  • 1 lb. cooked turkey breast, cubed (can use smoked deli meat, cut 1-inch thick)
  • about 2 cups pecan halves, toasted in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes
  • 3 stalks celery, coarsely chopped
  • Dressing
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T sugar
  • a pinch white pepper


Toss together turkey, pecan halves, and celery. Mix dressing. Stir in dressing just before serving. Serve on a bed of lettuce or in pita pockets.

Gluten Free Meal Plan via Musings of a Housewife

4 thoughts on “Family Recipe Friday: Turkey Pecan Salad

  1. I'm always in need of good summer salads and this combination sounds really delicious to me. Actually it sounds like it would be a good salad for anytime of the year!

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