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I Make Turkey Pate Salad With My Leftover Turkey

Of course I love Thanksgiving turkey. I usually make two 12 pound turkeys to feed my family and have some leftovers for all the after Thanksgiving meals I crave. I usually make tortas, taquitos, tostadas, tortilla soup….. everything comes up turkey for me. One thing that I love to make — and it’s usually when I am down to my last bits of turkey — is turkey pate salad. I think of it as a way to stretch my final pieces of turkey and enjoy every single morsel of it in a creamy paste form. Enjoy!

 

  • Turkey Pate Salad 1 of 8
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    Simple and delicious. This lovely salad can be enjoyed atop toast or wrapped in a leaf of lettuce. Put your turkey leftovers to good use this year. 

  • Shredded Turkey 2 of 8
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    I use all my scraps to make this turkey pate salad. Add them to a food processor. 

  • Cut With Fat 3 of 8
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    When you cut meat with fat it becomes pate. I used both butter and mayo for this recipe. 

  • Mustard 4 of 8
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    Dijon mustard adds a nice spice to this salad that can't be beat. 

  • Pate 5 of 8
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    The mixture will look smooth and spread-able. 

  • Chopped 6 of 8
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    Add the chopped ingredients to pate making it a salad spread. 

  • Mix It In! 7 of 8
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    Mix all ingredients into pate until fully incorporated. I like to store it in a jar and take it out when guests come over and spread it on bread or crackers. 

  • Enjoy! 8 of 8
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    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Ingredients for Turkey Pate Salad:

  • 4 – cups shredded turkey
  • 1/2 – cup mayo
  • 3 – tablespoons butter (room temp)
  • 1/2 – tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 – tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 – cup green apple (diced )
  • 1/2 – cup red onion (diced )
  • 1/2 – cup chopped pecans
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • bread

Directions:

  1. Add turkey into a food processor.
  2. Add in mayo, butter, garlic and mustard.
  3. Pulse until turkey is smooth and a spread like consistency.
  4. Remove from food processor, and mix in apple, onion, and pecans.
  5. Toast bread, then top turkey pate salad on top.
  6. Enjoy!

 

For more recipes from Nicole Presley click over to her blog: Presley’s Pantry 

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