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Call it Leftover Makeover or a Lite Thanksgiving Dinner Salad

Turkey Stuffing Salad with Arugula and Crab Apples

This salad reminds me of Italian Panzanella Bread salad. Lite, refreshing yet very filling salad with my fall favorite fruits like crab apples and pomegranates. Call it a leftover turkey stuffing makeover to a delicious lunch salad or a lite and healthy dinner salad with yummy thanksgiving flavors, this salad will amaze you either ways.

In-fact. if you planning to celebrate meatless and quick thanksgiving with lots of holiday flavors, this salad will be a perfect idea for that too. Just buy a packet of stuffing and assemble or cook it per package directions. Add my flavor suggestions and enjoy a lite thanksgiving dinner.

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Whatever you decide, this salad recipe is definitely a keeper. I won't mind eating it any day of the year, holidays or no holidays.

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Turkey Stuffing Salad with Arugula and Crab Apples

Turkey Stuffing Salad with Arugula and Crab Apples
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Difficulty Easy Yields 2-3 Servings Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup Turkey Stuffing  (I used homemade stuffing, you can use any leftover stuffing you have)
  • 1/2 Cup Pomegranates  (fresh pom seeds)
  • 2 Cup Arugula  (baby arugula)
  • 6-10 Apple  (small crab apples, cored and sliced into quarters or use 1 red gala apple)
  • Salt and Black Pepper  (per taste)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon  (lemon juice)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 Cup Walnuts  

Directions

  • 1. If stuffing is fresh or leftover but not mushy then you can skip this step. Otherwise, heat 1-2 tsp oil in a medium pan, add leftover stuffing and break it apart while heating it. Idea is to crisp up and loosen up the bread a bit (3-4 minutes). Remove stuffing from pan into a large mixing bowl. In the same pan, add cored crab apples and saute for 2 minutes or until they are just heated up and not caramelized or mushy.
  • 2. Add warm apples and lemon juice into the stuffing and mix well. Taste and season if needed. In serving bowls, layer arugula, top with stuffing (half in each bowl), then add pom seeds and walnuts on the top. Serve and enjoy!!
Savita's Notes:
To make an easy turkey stuffing at home - I saute sweet onion with some garlic. Add crab cored and diced apples and cook for 1-2 minutes. season with salt and black pepper. Add 1/2 cup vegetable broth, bring to boil and switch off the heat. Now, add 3 cups of cubed day old rustic bread (I used sourdough), add 1 tbsp parsley, 1 tsp oregano. Mix well and devour.

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