Some of my favorite memories, with both the Lutheran churches and schools, were the Springtime events.
This salad, in all its yummy crunchiness was the highlight at every wedding, baby shower and fashion show. It has the incredible combination of sweet and salty, as well as a variety of palatable textures. It has the power to wake you up in the middle of the night. I don’t throw out the word BEST too often, especially in a cookbook. But this is really the best turkey salad. Ever.
2 lbs cooked turkey, cut into small chunks
1 cup spicy French dressing
1 head lettuce, shredded
5 carrots, shredded
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 hard-cooked eggs, finely chopped
1/8 cup crushed pineapple
¼ cup slivered almonds
1 cup Miracle Whip
1 cup mayonnaise
Shoestring potatoes for garnish
Marinate turkey in French dressing overnight. Add remaining ingredients. Toss in shoestring potatoes just before serving, or use as garnish.