Turkey, Wild Rice and Cranberry Salad

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is something great to do with that leftover turkey. My friend Gail makes this with fresh cooked turkey.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 3 cups water, wild rice and 1/2 tsp salt to boil in heavy medium saucepan.
  2. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 55 minutes.
  3. Cool rice completely.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Combine cranberries and remaining 1 tbsp water in heavy small saucepan.
  6. Cook over medium-low heat until cranberries just begin to soften, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add sugar and cook over high heat until sugar is dissolved and cranberries are tender, about 5 minutes.
  8. Transfer to plate and refrigerate until chilled.
  9. Steam carrots until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.
  10. Rinse carrot with cold water to cool.
  11. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice and garlic to blend in small bowl.
  12. Season dressing with salt and pepper.
  13. Combine rice, carrot, turkey, celery, parsley, onion and raisins in large bowl.
  14. Pour dressing over.
  15. Add cranberries and toss thoroughly.
  16. (Can be prepared 8 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.) Line 6 plates with lettuce leaves.
  17. Divide salad among plates and serve.
Most Helpful

I used this salad as one of three for a summer meal get-together, and adults and kids alike loved it! I had to use brown rice because wild rice was nowhere to be seen, and put some peas and corn kernels in as well, and soaked the dried cranberries and raisins in apple juice and honey. AWESOME dish thank you!

Cas December 09, 2009

This was yummy. I couldn't find fresh canberries so after asking the chef, I used sweetened dried cranberries that had been softened in water and left out steps 6-8, with great results. The sweet/tart combo of the cranberries really went nice with the turkey, the dressing was nice and mellow and the veggies gave it a nice crunch. I overcooked the rice because I used a rice blend and should have followed the package directions instead of the recipe. I'll know better next time! We used the lettuce to make wraps with these. Will definitely make again! Thanks, Mirj.

little_wing April 11, 2007