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Foodie Fridays: Ginger Turkey Salad Croissants
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Is it just me or does anyone else have a metric ton of turkey to use up? No? That's okay... chicken works great, too!

I'm always on the lookout for ways to re-purpose leftovers. The best way to make sure that we get through the stuff that's hanging out in our fridge before it has to be thrown away is to re-work them into something else entirely. Throwing leftover turkey or chicken into a fun sandwich is a great way to switch things up. It's also quick and super easy (perfect after a long day or for lunch on busy weekends). You can add whatever you happen to have in your kitchen at the time, and you'll always come up with something new and exciting! No turkey? Use chicken! No pecans? Try cashews or sunflower seeds. Don't like dried cranberries? Substitute in apples, grapes, or raisins. Looking for something healthier than croissants? Heap this onto a nice whole-grain bread or fold it into a wrap. The options to leave boring leftovers behind are endless!

Ginger Turkey Salad on Croissants
2 cups chopped turkey
1 cup chopped cheddar cheese
1 cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
4 tablespoons mayonaise
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Salt and pepper to taste
6 croissants, split

Place all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until combined. Spoon onto croissants and serve.

Yield: 6 sandwiches

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