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Turkey Harvest Salad Recipe

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You’re going to love this turkey harvest salad recipe. Not only is it easy to throw together for a quick and healthy lunch, but you also get to eat a lot of food that will keep you full for hours.

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Turkey Harvest Salad

If there are ever foods that make me think of fall its: turkey, apples, sweet potatoes, and walnuts. So why not turn it all into a salad?

Why a salad?

Like most of you, lunchtime is a struggle. I work from home in front of the computer all day, and usually, by the time I realize I’m hungry – it’s too late.

I need food right then, or else I’m going to just grab the chips from the pantry.

Salads are easy and this turkey harvest salad allows me to have a healthy lunch ready in less than a minute.

I feel more satisfied with salads thanks to the balanced meal of vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats.

So let’s make a harvest salad for fall, shall we?

Ingredients Needed

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  • Lilydale Oven Roasted Carved Turkey Breast. I love buying this from the deli section from my grocery store. It not only makes salads easier, but sandwiches and stir fries too. Lilydale uses Canadian made turkey and it’s nitrate-free.
  • spring mix
  • kale
  • roasted sweet potatoes
  • apple (i used fuji)
  • walnuts
  • dried cranberries
  • goat cheese
  • apple cider vinegar dijon vinaigrette (olive oil, apple cider vinegar, garlic, maple syrup, dijon mustard, cinnamon, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes).


There are a few different options to make this salad with your own customized flair, here are some ideas.

  • Don’t like the idea of a kale harvest salad? Omit the kale and just do the spring mix (or just spinach).
  • Substitute cooked turkey for chicken (Lilydale also makes oven roasted chicken breast strips).
  • Use almonds instead of walnuts.
  • Try feta instead of goat cheese.
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Meal Prep Harvest Salad

Here’s how to meal prep this fall harvest salad to make your week’s lunches that much easier.

  • Roast the sweet potatoes before. Cook up the sweet potatoes at the beginning of the week, so you just have to measure it out for each salad.
  • Make a batch of the apple cider dijon dressing ahead of time. Store it in a mason jar in the fridge and pour about 2 tablespoons per salad right before eating.
  • Buy the turkey breast pre-cooked. I grabbed the Lilydale Oven Roasted Carved Turkey Breast from the deli section. It’s cooked, carved, so you just have to add it to your salads.
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Homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette

I made a home apple cider vinaigrette for this salad and not only is it quick and easy to do, it tastes incredible. I used maple syrup to sweeten it as maple screams fall to me. I also added a little cinnamon to give it that extra “something”.

If you don’t have maple syrup, feel free to sweeten it with honey (or brown sugar would also be delicious). You could also leave it without sugar, but it will be a little tart. So if zesty is your thing, give that a try.

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How to Make an Easy Turkey Harvest Salad

This recipe is so easy to customize and make work for your health goals.

Add more cheese if you want, reduce the sweet potatoes to 1/4 cup if you prefer it that way. It should still taste very similar so you won’t be missing out on the flavor.

As I always tell my clients, make it work for you. Your tastes, your lifestyle.

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Turkey Harvest Salad

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This turkey harvest salad is perfect for the cooler months. Fall harvest fruits and vegetables like sweet potato, apples, cranberries, and greens bring added health benefits and a ton of flavor to this simple lunch idea.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 31 minutes
4 serving



  • 1 cup spring mix
  • 1 cup kale shredded and massaged by hand to soften the leaves
  • 3/4 cup Lilydale Oven Roasted Carved Turkey Breast
  • 1/2 cups cooked roasted sweet potatoes recipe below
  • 1/2 apple diced (I used a fuji apple)
  • 1-2 tablespoons goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinagrette recipe below
  • 1 tablespoon crushed walnuts

Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Apple Cider Vinaigrette


Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or aluminum foil. Spread the sweet potatoes along the pan and drizzle/sprinkle all the ingredients over top. Massage so the sweet potato is evenly coated. Roast for 15 minutes, stir and then another 15 minutes (30 minutes total).

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  • Add all of the ingredients into a mason jar. Put on the lid and shake until mixed. You could also toss it in a blender. Store for 5 days in the fridge.

Turkey Harvest Salad

  • Arrange all the ingredients into a large bowl. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of the salad dressing over top and enjoy.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 525kcalCarbohydrates: 53.7gProtein: 36gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 998mgPotassium: 1192mgFiber: 7gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 16905IUVitamin C: 96mgCalcium: 197mgIron: 5mg
AuthorRanda Derkson
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    1. Good news! It’s not that high.

      The recipe card information is not always accurate in these cases. It’s something that is automatically generated on blogs. That’s why I have the following disclaimer at the bottom:

      The nutrition information is calculated using a third party resource. The accuracy varies on the brands used, weight, portions, etc. This resource should be used as a guide. If you want more accurate information, weigh in grams and log in MFP.

      However, I manually put the recipe through MFP and it came up as 998g of sodium, which is still high but thankfully not over the daily recommendation. You can reduce even more by using fresh roasted turkey or less of the store bought variety, watch the salt on the sweet potatoes, and to low for a low sodium cheese 🙂

      Hope that helps,

  1. 4 stars
    Pinned. Can’t wait to try this one out. Thanks for sharing the recipe. #HomeMattersParty

  2. 5 stars
    Wow! This was so good, I can’t believe how filling it was. Definitely going to be on repeat in my house. I loved that dressing as well! So so so good!!!

  3. I think I’m in love with you. I’ve always liked the Trader Joe’s Salad Palette Turkey Harvest, but it isn’t always available, even when it’s in season. And they are kinda skimpy on the veg and turkey if you ask me. And they changed their dressing and the new one isn’t as good.

    But this recipe?? Oh heavens. I made some tweaks, naturally. I didn’t have ACV so used White Balsamic. And I added brussell sprouts to the sweet potatoes and doubled the oil/seasoning mix since I doubled the veg essentially. I also used just spring mix, because if Kale wants me to massage it, it’s gotta pay for it. And I swapped feta for the goat cheese.

    Awe geez, I thought I was gonna fall to the floor when I tasted the sweet potatoes. Perfectly seasoned. The dressing? The absolute bomb. And this makes a super healthy amount of food. I’m not the world’s biggest salad eater, but I’ll tear this one up on a regular basis. Definitely going to print this recipe out, and plan to take it to the next potluck where I want to impress. So very wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Rebecca thank you so much for this incredible comment! I appreciate you taking the time for letting me know how much this recipe worked for you! It made my day!

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