Turkey and crispy potato winter salad

Turkey and crispy potato winter salad
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Takes 15 minutes to make, 10 minutes to cook

A substantial salad recipe that’s a great way to use up leftover Christmas turkey and potatoes.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
255kcals
Fat
14.4g (2.3g saturated)
Protein
18.1g
Carbohydrates
14g (4.7g sugars)
Fibre
2.8g
Salt
0.1g
Calories
255kcals
Fat
14.4g (2.3g saturated)
Protein
18.1g
Carbohydrates
14g (4.7g sugars)
Fibre
2.8g
Salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 40ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • Olive oil for frying
  • 200g leftover roast potatoes (about 5), cut into cubes
  • Good pinch cayenne pepper
  • 300g leftover roast turkey meat, shredded
  • 2 red chicory, leaves separated
  • 100g watercress
  • 1 eating apple, cored and finely sliced into half moons
  • 30g pecans, lightly toasted and roughly chopped
  • Pinch caster sugar

Method

  1. Put the onion in a small bowl with half the lemon juice, a drizzle of the extra-virgin olive oil and some seasoning. Toss to combine, then cover and set aside while you make the rest of the recipe, or chill for up to 24 hours (see Make Ahead).
  2. Heat a layer of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the potatoes, sprinkled with cayenne pepper, for 5-10 minutes, turning, until they’re golden and crisp all over. Spoon onto kitchen paper, then season with a little sea salt.
  3. Toss the turkey with the chicory, watercress, apple and pecans in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix the remaining lemon juice with a little salt and pepper and the sugar, then whisk in the remaining extra- virgin olive oil until the dressing emulsifies. Toss the crisp potatoes with the salad along with the dressing, then serve straightaway.

delicious. tips

  1. Prepare the onions (step 1) up to a day ahead, then cover and keep in the fridge in an airtight container.

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