Wild Turkey, Apple and Gorgonzola Salad Recipe

Make good use of your wild turkey leftovers – toss the pulled meat from legs, thighs and carcasses into this delectable apple and Gorgonzola salad recipe

By: Scott Leysath, "The Sporting Chef"

Wild Turkey, Apple and Gorgonzola Salad Recipe

A simple, healthy and delicious salad recipe made with leftover wild turkey, crisp apple slices and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese. (Photo courtesy of Scott Leysath, “The Sporting Chef”)

You’ll need about two cups of shredded wild turkey meat to make this salad recipe for a family of four. It might take a couple of wild birds to get enough for a larger gathering.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded wild turkey meat
  • 1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 firm, crisp apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • Romaine lettuce, roughly chopped


1. In a bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients. Stir until thoroughly combined.

2. Toss salad ingredients in a large bowl with vinaigrette and serve immediately