I love a good ‘slaw (Ed hates and detests calling coleslaw ‘slaw). The right mix of vegetables and dressing can be a delight – crunchy vegetables, delicious dressing; but it is very easy to get the balance wrong – greasy and acidic dressings and bitter boring vegetables are horrible.
For my post Christmas coleslaw I used a mixture of sweet carrot, peppery turnip and crunchy, colourful purple sprouts, as well as the last of the turkey (from the freezer) and the homemade cranberry sauce. It is a very attractive mix of colours, and using a serving ring to present the coleslaw makes for a far more impressive dish and ticks the box of Fuss Free effort to glory ratio.
Once grated vegetables seem to expand somewhat so you will need rather less than you might think.
Easy Leftover Turkey Recipes
Here are some more ideas for using that leftover turkey – remember that you can also substitute turkey in any recipe that uses leftover chicken!
- Leftover turkey curry
- Leftover turkey pasta bake
- Leftover turkey biryani
- Leftover turkey stuffed baked potatoes
- Leftover turkey soup
- Leftover turkey pies
- Leftover turkey frittata
- Leftover turkey croquettes
Recipe: Leftover Turkey Coleslaw with Tahini & Cranberry Sauce Dressing
For the Coleslaw
- 1 large carrot – grated
- 1 small wedge of turnip – grated
- Handful Brussel Sprouts – shredded (purple)
- Slice of cooked turkey – shredded
For the Dressing
- For two people you will need about 1 dsp of each. Whisk the ingredients together and add a little water to thin, you want about the consistency of double cream. Depending how sweet your cranberry sauce is you might like to add a dash of maple syrup.
For the Slaw
- Place all the ingredients into a bowl, pour the dressing over and mix well.
- Arrange a bed of green leaves on your serving plates and use a serving ring to make an attractively shaped mound of coleslaw.