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Gluten-free Friday: Curried turkey salad and sandwich bread

What’s one of the best things about Thanksgiving dinner? Turkey leftovers! The day after Thanksgiving (or even the night of) might be known for Black Friday shopping specials, but it’s also known for piling turkey and other goodies on for sandwiches or other concoctions when your tummy (finally) starts to grumble again.

Curried turkey salad

If you are sensitive to gluten, you have options for delicious leftover sandwiches. Are you looking for something a little different than just another turkey sandwich? Then read on! Just be sure to use gluten-free bread for your second feast. If you don’t have any gluten-free rolls or bread left over from Thanksgiving, hit the grocery store. There are several gluten-free breads on the market, including a few good ones (white and multi-grain) from Genius by Glutino.

If you’re up for it, consider baking up a loaf of gluten-free sandwich bread. With a house full of hungry family and friends, you know it’ll get eaten! Check out this SheKnows gluten-free sandwich bread recipe.

Then, when you’re ready with the bread, feel free to pile it on with the curried turkey salad!

Gluten can be found in many different foods and products, from ketchup to soy sauce to candy and seasonings. While tries to ensure these recipes are gluten-free, carefully read the ingredient labels of all food and food products you use for these recipes to ensure they are also gluten-free.

Curried turkey salad

Serves 4 people


  • 2 cups cold cooked turkey, shredded
  • 1/2 gluten-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free curry powder (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup grapes, halved
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Add the shredded turkey to a medium-sized bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, add the mayonnaise, curry powder, and salt and pepper. Mix together well. Fold in the celery, walnuts, onion and grapes and mix everything together.
  3. Add the turkey to the other ingredients and fold together.
  4. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Spread the salad mixture onto gluten-free bread for sandwiches or serve on a bed of salad greens.

See what types of turkey sandwiches you can come up with from some of the other leftover staples:

  • Apples (thinly sliced)
  • Swiss cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Asiago cheese
  • Leftover (gluten-free) cranberry sauce
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Arugula or other salad greens
  • Gluten-free Dijon mustard
  • Gluten-free mayonnaise
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions

Sometimes you want more than just the usual post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwich. That’s when the curried turkey salad recipe comes in handy!

More Gluten-free Friday recipes to try

Gluten-free pumpkin-chocolate chip muffins
Gluten-free macaroni and cheese
Gluten-free Parmesan-topped cornbread
Gluten-free pancakes and berry compote

Photo credit: ::paqman:: via Flickr

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