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Monday, February 20, 2012

Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Salad

I wanted to make a different type of salad using the rest of the turkey I had left. And since it was Sunday and I needed some ideas for lunches the next day, turkey salad it was. There is only one mayo I serve in this house and for us, it's Hellmann's or nothing! I've tried the other brands and they're too "salad dressing" like. I also use the regular brand, not the light. We don't eat a lot of mayonnaise so if I am going to make a salad with one, I'm going to use the real deal.  This salad was delicious with the sun dried tomatoes and rosemary but my hubby still likes the version with the cranberries and walnuts the best. You know what they say "Variety is the spice of life" and he certainly can't complain our meals are boring or monotonous!  :)

Sun Dried Tomato Turkey Salad
2 c. Fresh Turkey Breast, chopped
1/2 c. Celery, washed and chopped
1 tsp. Fresh Rosemary, chopped
1/4 c. Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped
1/4 c. Hellmann's Mayonnaise
Kosher Salt, to taste
Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste

Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Serves 4. 

For those of you on the West Coast, Hellmann's is the same as Best Foods. According to this recent article by the Huffington Post, Best Foods bought Hellmann's in 1932 and didn't want to lose customers by changing brand names. Rather, they kept the independent names and just made both logos look the same. They also have the same advertisements and slogans. The company claims that the two mayonnaise products are identical, and the ingredients lists are exactly the same. A Best Foods representative did state that Best Foods mayonnaise and Hellman's mayonnaise are "the same great product" with ingredients sourced from the same location. 

On another note, I found an article from the Mayo Clinic on some other uses for mayonnaise. Click here to read the full article in more detail! 
1. Polishing ivory piano keys
2. Conditioning dry, brittle hair
3. Exfoliating your skin
4. Cleaning up crayon marks (Gee,  I wish I knew this one a few years ago!)
5. Strengthening fingernails
6. Removing tar, sap and sticker residue
7. Restoring wood furniture
8. Removing rings left on furniture by wet/damp glasses
9. Polishing houseplant leaves



  1. I love turkey salad and I bet the sun-dried tomatoes were great in this.

  2. It gave it a really nice flavor. Thanks for stopping by Mary! :)


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