California Avocado Turkey Salad

Total Time: 10 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 310
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 240mg
Total Carbs 11g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 23g
Potassium 862mg

Vitamin A 66 mcg; Vitamin C 13 mg; Calcium 44 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 136 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.21 g


% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 15%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10 %; Vitamin D 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Diced roast turkey combined with seasoned, mashed California Avocado makes a delicious, easy turkey salad or sandwich. For a traditional Thanksgiving taste include some cranberry sauce, or for a California twist add a little boysenberry jam. Like the sandwich version of this recipe, this salad is loaded good stuff including an excellent source of protein (46% DV), dietary fiber (29% DV), potassium (20% DV), and B vitamins: B2 (30% DV), B3 (80% DV), B5 (40% DV), B6 (45% DV), and B12 (30% DV).

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Serves: 2

Butter or green lettuce leaves 2 Tbsp. seedless boysenberry jam or cranberry sauce 1/8 tsp. salt, or to taste 1 cup diced roasted turkey 1/3 cup minced celery 2 tsp. fresh herbs (such as thyme, basil, chives, dill, marjoram or rosemary) 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced
  1. Spread jam evenly over lettuce leaves.
  2. Mix all ingredients except avocados; place even amounts into four lettuce leaves.
  3. Top with avocado slices.
  4. Kick up some heat: add hot sauce, cayenne or black pepper.


  1. Fresh herbs make a nice addition to the turkey salad. Stir in a teaspoon or more of your favorite fresh minced herbs, such as thyme, basil, chives, dill, marjoram or rosemary into the turkey-avocado-celery mixture.
  2. Seasonings can add a punch of flavor. Used seasoned salt blends instead of the salt. Stir in dried herbs, garlic powder (or minced garlic), or a squeeze of lemon juice.
  3. Kick up some heat: add hot sauce, cayenne or black pepper.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with seasonal fresh fruit.

Beverage Pairing: Cranberry juice cocktail.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are lots of quick and easy recipes on this site. Some have more than 7 ingredients, but most can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Even with simple recipes it helps to know how to store avocados before you use them and if you have any left over.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

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