This simple to make Turkey Salad recipe is both extremely tasty and low in Weight Watchers Points and calories. Perfect for anyone following the WW plan - one serving works out at between 1 & 3 Points on the Personal Points plan.
Each serving works contains just over 130 calories meaning that you can also enjoy this turkey salad as part of a low calorie diet.
But one of the best bits about this recipe (apart from it being so tasty of course!) is that it's easy to make! Use left over Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey or use shop brought shredded turkey instead.
Growing up in Europe, shredded cooked turkey or chicken mixed with a mild curry mayo based dressing and chopped apricots was called Coronation Turkey or Coronation Chicken.
It was a 1980's favourite and served as a sandwich filler or an accompaniment to salad in most cafes or sandwich bars.
The traditional recipe was made with a mixture of mayonnaise and creme fraiche meaning that it was, no doubt, far higher in WW Points or calories.
By swapping out the creme fraiche for yogurt and using a lower fat mayonnaise, I have reduced the Points significantly to a very reasonable level but it does not seem to have altered the creaminess or tastiness of the dish.
Ingredients used in this Salad
I use pre cooked shredded turkey breast in this recipe but you could use chicken breast if you prefer.
Make sure that you use turkey (or chicken) breast meat and that the meat is free of skin. If you use leg meat or meat with skin, then the Points (& calories) will be different to stated here!
For the dressing I use a mixture of fat free (or low fat) mayonnaise and fat free plain yogurt. To that, I mix in some mild curry powder, some cinnamon, a little salt and a tablespoon of mango chutney.
If you don't have mango chutney, you can use apricot jelly (jam) instead.
I also chopped up six dried apricots and mixed them into the shredded turkey before I stirred in the creamy dressing.
You can top the salad with some flaked / sliced almonds for a bit of added crunch .... but doing that will increase the Point value / calories of the salad.
Weight Watchers Points in Turkey Salad
You can find out exactly how many Personal Points this Turkey Salad will be for YOU by clicking the blue Personal Points button in the recipe card.
This will take you to the WW App and your Personal Points for each serving of this Turkey Salad will be listed there. You can make any changes you want to the recipe (swapping out the mango chutney for apricot jelly or adding flaked almonds perhaps) and your Points will change to reflect this! Magic!
You can even track the recipe straight into your App.
Calories in this Turkey Salad
Each serving of this creamy turkey salad works out at just over 130 calories.
The turkey salad will last for a day or two in the fridge. Use a sealed container to store the salad.
I love to use this salad as a sandwich filler. Why not use one of these Low Calorie Breads instead of a high Point / high calorie bread!
I have also used it as a topping for a baked potato. It makes such a tasty and filling dinner recipe.
More Weight Watchers Turkey Recipes
If you are looking for more WW friendly turkey recipes, take a look at this recipe for Turkey Meatloaf or this popular Turkey Burger recipe.
I also LOVE this Turkey Chili Mac & Cheese!
Turkey Salad | Weight Watchers
- 18 oz cooked turkey breast shredded
- 6 tbsp fat free mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp fat free yogurt
- 2 tsp mild curry powder
- 1 tbsp mango chutney
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 6 dried apricots
- 1 tsp flaked almonds optional
- 1 pinch sea salt to taste
- Place the shredded turkey in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise, yogurt, curry powder, mango chutney, cinnamon and a pinch of salt to make a smooth dressing.
- Dice the dried apricots into small pieces and mix in to the bowl of shredded turkey.
- Tip the dressing into the turkey and apricots and stir so that it is all covered with dressing.
- Place the salad in the fridge to chill for at least an hour.
- Remove from the fridge and top with the sliced almonds if using.
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