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Smoked Wild Turkey Salad Sandwich

Smoked Wild Turkey Salad Sandwich

A wild turkey salad sandwich sits on a leafy napkin on a yellow plate.

There’s not a river lunch better than turkey salad sandwiches

There isn’t a better turkey salad recipe than this one. I’ve done my best to steal this one from a local butcher shop, but since they wouldn’t share their recipe, I was forced to figure it out myself. I’ll be damned if I didn’t improve on it, if ever so slightly. You’ll want to check out this article on brining wild turkey and this recipe for smoking wild turkey first, too.

Aim for the snood, and if you shoot straight, you can keep it free of tungsten, too!

A wild turkey salad sandwich sits on a leafy napkin on a yellow plate.

Smoked Wild Turkey Salad Sandwich

You won't find a better river lunch than this one.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • Smoker


  • 1 whole wild turkey breast brined then cubed into 1 cm squares
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup celery stalk chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts chopped
  • 4 tbsp green onion chopped
  • 4 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsp champagne vinegar you can sub cider vinegar with a pinch

    of sugar

  • black pepper to taste


  • First, let’s get one thing straight; the turkey is the star of the show
    here. BE SURE to pull it off the smoker as soon as it reaches 160. I
    remove mine at 155 just to be extra safe. Then, chill the turkey
    before cutting into it. Trust me here, this is the secret to tender,
    exquisitely moist turkey.
  • Cube your cooled turkey to approximately 1 cm chunks and set
  • In a large bowl, whisk the mayonnaise and vinegar together, then
    fold in the turkey, celery, dried cherries, hazelnuts, green onion, and
  • Serve on a sandwich, in a lettuce-wrap or by itself!


Find my recipe for smoked wild turkey breast here.
Keyword Smoked Meat, Turkey
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