Last night I roasted a Turkey Breast. Love turkey or chicken since there is so much you can do with leftovers. As I started thinking about my next Quinoa lunch, inspiration hit…or rather was staring at me as I opened the fridge door. Turkey. Right then & there I decided to do a spin on a leftover holiday turkey dinner and make it into a Leftover Turkey Quinoa Salad.
Turkey dinner, albeit at Christmas or Thanksgiving (or even Easter for some), has different food meanings/memories for everyone. Hubs, myself and the kids tend to always have some form of a roasted veggie medley that includes squash & brussels sprouts with our turkey dinner. Cranberries, nuts in stuffing…it all finds it’s way onto our plates with our holiday turkey dinners.
Fortunately I had some of the items in my fridge to help my idea come to fruition. I did not create a vinaigrette for this salad as I felt the flavours in it were strong enough to stand on their own. I did however drizzle on some olive oil and a squeeze of fresh lemon as well as season with salt & pepper.
You can swap chicken for turkey if that’s what you have.
Here comes Tuesday’s lunch….