This is a great way to use up the little bits of turkey that are too scraggly for a sandwich. It works well with dark or white meat, but I like to use a mix. (It also works great with chicken.) The tomatoes make for a fun presentation, but are not necessary. You could also fill avocado halves, or plate in a pile on some greens. It could be used for a sandwich but it is a little loose.
Turkey Salad Stuffed Tomatoes
1 small carrot, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
2 cups cooked turkey, chopped
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
3 cups mixed greens, chopped romaine lettuce or spinach (washed and dried)
- Combine all ingredients but the tomatoes and greens in a bowl and mix well.
- Taste and adjust seasonings, add mayonnaise, to taste
- Cut the top 1/3 of off the tomatoes (remove the stem and core from the tops, chop and you can use them in a green salad or make some salsa with the scooped out tomato insides)
- Using a paring knife, carefully cut around the inside edge of each tomato. Using a spoon, scoop out the inside of each tomato and reserve for another use. (I chop and give them to my toddler for lunch.)
- Place 1/2 cup of mixed greens in each bowl.
- Scoop 1/4 to 1/3 cup turkey salad in to each hollowed out tomato
- Place tomato on the greens in each bowl.
- Depending on the size of your tomatoes, you may have leftover turkey salad. Just enjoy it on crackers or toast or plain in a bowl.