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Pear and Turkey Salad with Aged Gouda and Walnuts

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Getting rid of those Thanksgiving leftovers but want to keep it light? This salad is just the thing! If you're whipping up a quick dinner for one or preparing for a party, this cornucopia of flavors promises to fill you up and make you happy.
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag mixed greens
  • 2 USA Bartlett pears, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces thickly sliced roast turkey breast, torn or shredded into large bite-size pieces
  • 4 ounces aged gouda cheese, diced
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries

1. In a large bowl, whisk the mustard, vinegar, and oil to emulsify. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the greens, pears, turkey, and gouda to the bowl and toss with the vinaigrette to lightly coat.

2. Divide the salad among 6 plates, and top with the walnuts and dried cranberries.

  • Serving Size: 9 oz
  • Calories: 510
  • Fat: 36g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Protein: 26g

1 Comment » for Pear and Turkey Salad with Aged Gouda and Walnuts
  1. claire says:

    This is a fabulous recipe! Love all the ingredients. Gouda is a nice departure from Cheddar. Dressing is light. Nice way to use your left-over turkey. Worth making a turkey breast just to have leftovers to make this salad. I have made several times. It has become a favorite!

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