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Leftover makeovers
Vol. 6 No. 8

Leftover makeovers

Thanksgiving is only one day, but all the work you put into cooking your turkey can pay off for days afterwards, with these recipes from Savor California companies.

The large 15" cracker breads from Valley Lahvosh can be made into a wrap by dampening between moist towels. Filled with turkey and a spicy mayonnaise, rolled and sliced, they make Turkey Roll-Ups.

Art of Chipotle suggests another colrful flatbread wrap recipe, using cooked turkey and one of their chipotle sauces: Crazzberry Roll-Ups, below.

Days of turkey recipes

Cooked turkey is so adaptable. You could eat it for days in these recipes and enjoy plenty of variety.

Taylor Brothers Farms' Apple and Dried Plum Sauce transforms slices of cooked turkey into a gourmet meal.

Turkey & Broccoli Casserole, above, uses Evaporated Goat Milk from Meyenberg for an easy weeknight menu. It's equally delicious as a vegetarian meal without the turkey.

When Dave Ehreth of Sonoma Brinery sent us this recipe, he wrote, "I know green enchiladas served over sauerkraut sounds weird, but it's great! It's a favorite of the Latina gals that I work with." Try it, you'll like it! Enchiladas Verdes con Col Acida y Crema Fresca.

An easy and healthy Turkey Black Bean Chili, above, uses the Big & Tangy Sauce and the Latin Heat spice rub from Sauce Goddess.

Alternatively, Art of Chipotle's chili recipe is made with white beans and their Gourmet Chipotle Paste: White Chipotle Chili.

Native Kjalii Foods suggests this variation on a traditional recipe, again with a Mexican flavor: Stuffed Chile Rellenos with Fire-Roasted Papaya Mango Salsa.


Your imagination, cubes of cooked turkey, and olives or pickled vegetables from California Coast Naturals make easy nibbles to pair with a glass of wine. A Mediterranean suggestion: turkey, sun-dried tomato, fresh basil, and a feta-stuffed kalamata olive.

Turkey soups

Chilies put a little heat into these warm soups. Estolia's Chile Verde Sauce spices up the flavors in Chile Verde Chicken and Potato Soup, below.

Leah Aguayo (otherwise known as Mrs. A) would take the turkey soup below and "kick it up a notch" to make Turkey Vegetable Soup with Mrs. A’s Salsa.

Fall River Wild Rice adds a delicious nutty flavor to this creamy Turkey & Wild Rice Soup, below.


With one of the focaccia from Recente Italiano, there are so many possible ways to enjoy your leftover turkey.
Tomato-Cheese Focaccia with Turkey.
Turkey and Caramelized Onions on Pesto-Onion Focaccia.
Turkey and Marinated Vegetables on Herb-Garlic Focaccia.

Cheery salad

No matter how gloomy the weather, this salad developed by food writer Jill Hough for Pete's Living Greens will cheer you up: Turkey Salad with Mango, Cilantro and 3-in-1 Living Lettuce, above.

Extraordinary turkey sandwiches

Ojai Jelly's Turkey Jalapeño Sandwich was actually a television star, featured on Good Morning America!

Barbecue taste without the grill is the flavor of Sticky Sweet “BBQed Turkey BTC Melts and Sweet & Spicy Turkey and Gorgonzola Sandwich from Sauce Goddess.

Fruit preserves are perfect paired with cooked turkey. For instance, Turkey Sandwich with Apricot Preserves, above, from B & R Farms.

And Turkey Sandwish with Plum Conserve. La Bonita California's Angelino Plum, Date & Raisin Conserve also makes a delicious alternative to cranberry sauce with your Thanksgiving turkey feast.

Fig Food made by the girl & the fig provides many options, including this open-faced sandwich: Turkey & Apricot-Fig Chutney Tartines, above.

Cheese and turkey are another classic pairing. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese suggests a turkey wrap with their blue cheese: Turkey Cranberry Wraps with Pt. Reyes Original Blue.

This Muffuletta jazzes up the meat and cheese with Jimtown Store's Artichoke, Olive and Caper Spread.

Mendocino Mustard's classic Hot & Sweet Mustard adds a spicy note to Turkey-Avo-Cheese Sandwich, below.

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