These harvest turkey salad pitas combine turkey, fresh spinach, apples, pecans, tangy feta, tart cranberries, and red onions with the easiest homemade raspberry vinaigrette. Stuffed into pitas this fresh take on your leftovers that will have dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes. Hey, that’s something to be thankful about!
I will get to the recipe, I will, and if you want to skip down to it that’s fine. But first I have to tell you this week I have been overwhelmed with a thankful heart. I remember when I was 19 my car broke down. It was in the middle of a snowstorm on the drive home to my apartment. I had no cell phone, no money, and my baby girl in the backseat. I remember us both crying as I carried her home in the snow that night, because I was completely on my own and just as down and out as I could be. This week I unexpectedly had to get a tire replaced, we had enough in checking to cover it. Sitting there in Walmart parking lot I thought back to that night, how my life was then and was humbled by just how much I have to be thankful for. More blessings than I could count.
My wonderful family, kids and husband. Our home which is humble, but full. Our health. Two part time jobs that allow me to still be home with my kids when they are. Honest and true friends who’ve stuck with me through good times and bad. Readers who take the time to encourage and support me along the way. My church. Good teachers and schools.. To list everything that I consider a blessing in my life would be a post that could turn novel length, so let me just say, there’s a lot. Sorry for the mushfest, it’s been a happy heart kind of week.
Okay, so whether you are ready or not, they are on their way. No I’m not talking about your whole entire family, though that is very likely the case! I’m talking about your Thanksgiving dinner leftovers.
There’s always. so. much. Now, I’m all about the food, so Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays (as if you couldn’t tell!) That said, I don’t know if you are anything like me, but the day after turkey day, I’m not looking for another repeat huge and heavy meal. I’m looking for something light and fresh to balance out the marathon eating I’ve done the day before. Does this sound familiar to you? If so, then this leftover makeover recipe is for you my friend. These harvest turkey salad pitas are easy to throw together and make a light fresh meal that your family will want to eat.
These harvest turkey salad pitas are bursting with flavor and a wonderful harvest fruit combination that screams fall. Stuffing them in pitas makes it easy to pack for work lunches or for on the go Black Friday lunch while you shop! I hope that you will love these pitas as much as we do and also that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Harvest Turkey Salad Pitas
- 1 cup diced leftover turkey
- 1 bag baby spinach , torn into bite sized pieces
- 1/2 cup pecan pieces
- 1 4 oz container feta cheese crumbles
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1 apple , diced small
- 8 pitas
- For the vinaigrette:
- 3 Tablespoons seedless red raspberry jam
- 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/3 cup olive oil
In a large bowl, toss together the turkey, spinach, pecans, feta cheese, dried cranberries, red onion, and diced apple.
Place the vinaigrette ingredients into a small jar with a tight fitting lid and shake well to mix. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Stuff the pitas with the salad mixture and drizzle with vinaigrette to serve.