This healthy turkey salad recipe is light, protein-packed, and full of crunch! It’s a satisfying salad that’s perfect as a stand-alone meal, or to serve along with another main dish. Filled with deli turkey, crunch chickpeas, cucumber, and romaine lettuce, it’s crunchy and quite filling thanks to the protein and fiber! Use your favorite go-to dressing, or check out my top 3 recommendations below!
Healthy turkey salad
Right now I’m coming at you in the summertime when thanksgiving is likely not on your mind. But hear me out – remember this healthy turkey salad for when you have leftover turkey! It’s the perfect way to use it up.
I often reach for deli turkey for this salad, but you could definitely use your own cooked turkey breast and dice it up.
Turkey is a fantastic lean protein to add to salad. It reminds me of chicken breast, so go ahead and use that as a substitute if you already have that on hand as another option.
Three great salad dressing options
My recipe is the base salad, and you get to pick the salad dressing to pair with it!
Here are 3 tasty make-at-home salad dressings to use with it. Of course, if you have a favorite bottled salad dressing, go for it! Make this salad even easier to whip up.
What you need for this healthy turkey salad recipe
- romaine lettuce
- deli turkey
- english cucumber
- crispy chickpeas
- salad dressing
How to make it
In a bowl add the lettuce, turkey, cucumber, and chickpeas. Top with 3-4 tbsp dressing (see suggestions above), and toss to fully combine. Divide into 2 servings and enjoy!
More healthy salad recipes you’ll love
Healthy Turkey Salad Recipe
- 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
- 8 oz deli turkey, diced
- 1/2 english cucumber, diced
- 1/2 cup crispy chickpeas
- In a bowl add the lettuce, turkey, cucumber and chickpeas. Top with 3-4 tbsp dressing (see suggestions above), and toss to fully combine. Divide into 2 servings and enjoy!
If you try this recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!