California Avocado Turkey Salad

Loading... Read Comments

Total Time:


Cook Time:


Prep Time:


Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

See Full

20 g
Total Fat
11 g
Total Carbs
23 g
70 mg

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).


Serves: 2
  Butter or green lettuce leaves
Tbsp.  seedless boysenberry jam or cranberry sauce
1/8  tsp.  salt, or to taste
cup  diced roasted turkey
1/3  cup  minced celery
tsp.  fresh herbs (such as thyme, basil, chives, dill, marjoram or rosemary)
  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced

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


  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.

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

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%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

California Avocado Commission

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.

Read All Posts


Other Topics