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Turkey Waldorf Wraps are loaded with tender roasted turkey, shredded cheese and a light, fruity Waldorf Salad rolled up in a simple Lavash flatbread.
First, if you’re having company for the Thanksgiving holiday, hang on to this recipe! This is a super easy way to feed a group without everybody making a giant mess in your kitchen. I’d be willing to bet you already have most of the ingredients in your refrigerator and pantry. Made with leftover roasted holiday turkey and a simple Waldorf Salad, all you need to add is some lettuce, a sandwich wrap and your favorite shredded cheese.
Sliced deli meat or rotisserie chicken are great substitutes for roasted turkey so no worries if you skipped it this year.
The easy Waldorf Salad comes together in minutes with toasted walnuts, dried cherries, cranberries or raisins, mayonnaise or yogurt, chopped celery, sliced grapes, lemon juice and a diced apple.
This recipe makes about 12 (3-inch) wraps enough to feed 6-8 hungry, post-Thanksgiving, black Friday shoppers. You may not need that many turkey wraps so no worries, the Waldorf Salad makes a terrific side for all your leftovers. Pack a few Turkey Waldorf Wraps in a ziplock bag and send them with your out of town guests for their journey home. They are easy to eat and stay deliciously fresh for hours.
Finally, the Waldorf Salad gives the wraps a light fresh taste, with plenty of crispy crunch from the walnuts, celery and diced apple. Loaded on a healthy whole wheat wrap, nobody will mind getting away from the heavy gravy topped casseroles we enjoyed on Thanksgiving!
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Turkey Waldorf Wraps
For the Waldorf Salad:
- 1/4 cup dried cherries, cranberries or raisins
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise or plain yogurt or a combination of both
- Juice of 1/2 a lemon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper more or less to taste
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/2 cup halved seedless grapes, I used red but any variety will do
- 1 sweet red apple, cored and diced
- 1/3 cup toasted chopped walnuts
For the wraps:
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 16 large lettuce leaves
- 2 cups diced roasted turkey
- 4 Lavash Flatbreads approximately 9.5" x 12"
- Place the dried cherries in a coffee mug and pour hot water over the cherries to cover. Allow them to soak for 5 minutes then drain. Place the cherries on a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
- To prepare the Waldorf Salad combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. With a rubber spatula, blend until smooth.
- Add the cherries, celery, grapes, apple and walnuts to the mayonnaise mixture. Fold to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- To prepare the wraps, line one flatbread with 3 lettuce leaves. Place about 1/4 cup of diced turkey in a line down one short side of the wrap. Place the shredded cheese in a line next to the turkey, and about 1/2 cup of the Waldorf Salad next to the cheese leaving one short end without ingredients. Starting on the end with the turkey, roll the wrap up tightly. Slice the wrap into three 3-inch pieces.
- Wrap each sandwich with parchment paper strips and twine to secure or use a large toothpick to hold the wrap in place.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate until needed in an airtight container.
Here are a few more recipes for your leftover turkey:
- Turkey, Apple & Cheese Panini ~ from @Saving Room for Dessert
- Turkey Corn Chowder ~ from Diethood
- Creamy White (leftover) Turkey Chili ~ from The View from Great Island
- Top 10 Dinners Using Leftover Turkey ~ from Simply Fresh Dinners
I’m off to the kitchen to start prepping my Thanksgiving dinner! I’ll make one last (crazy) trip to the grocery store today for all those last minute items. It’s also time to get the china and crystal out of the cabinet and set a pretty table for my family. Thank you all so much for stopping by. I’m very thankful you took a few minutes out of your busy day to visit. I hope you and your family have a fantastic Thanksgiving! I’ll be back on Friday with some new and wonderful Christmas cookies to share. Happy Thanksgiving!