If you are anything like me, then you struggle with how to use your Thanksgiving leftovers. For the first day or so I like to just heat everything up and enjoy. After that first day though, what’s left starts to dwindle and I find myself with a whole bunch of turkey and some fresh cranberries. Am I the only one who doesn’t ever use the whole Costco bag of cranberries? Also, there’s the issue of wanting to lighten my meals up after eating whatever I want (gluten-free for me of course) for the past few days. This Thanksgiving Leftovers Salad is a great way to use your leftovers in a light, fresh way. Don’t worry though, the flavors of fall will all still be there and we add a classic favorite to the mix…bacon!
Three Bakers herb seasoned stuffing is made with gluten-free whole grains and is packed with bold fall flavors. Using them dry in this recipe makes for a fantastic crouton. Under that you will find organic greens, bacon scented turkey and cranberries and a delicious honey mustard dressing. Now you can make your leftovers look like a cafe inspired meal. The bonus? It’s even gluten-free and dairy-free!
- 4 C organic field greens
- 1 1/2 C leftover turkey
- 1 C gluten-free stuffing mix, dry
- 2/3 C fresh cranberries
- 3 T bacon grease
- 1/4 C olive oil
- 1 T gluten-free dijon mustard
- 1-2 T raw honey
- 3 T apple cider vinegar
- In a frying pan, heat the bacon grease. Toss in the turkey and cranberries. Cook until warm and cranberries start to pop. Season with a bit of Real Salt and black pepper. Arrange over your greens then top with dry stuffing mix. Drizzle with honey mustard dressing and enjoy warm.
- For the honey mustard just whisk the honey and dijon mustard together. Add vinegar and then slowly whisk in the oil.
In addition to the best gluten-free stuffing, Three Bakers also has a fantastic line of breads that we couldn’t get enough of. They are so soft and delicious that they can be eaten straight from the bag, without being toasted. For those who eat gluten-free bread, you know that is saying something.
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