Cashew Turkey Croissants


One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. You get great food—and a nice rest—after spending hours (if not days) prepping your holiday meal.

Today’s recipe will fortify you for a Black Friday trip to the mall, or you can make these sandwiches after a long day of shopping.

Prep time is less than 30 minutes, and all of the ingredients are available at your local natural and organic food store. A variation for Cashew Turkey Pitas follows at the end of the article.

Cashew Turkey Croissants

Makes 4 servings

2 cups cooked and chopped turkey
1/2 cup sliced celery
1/3 cup chopped cashews
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons mango chutney
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
4 croissants

In bowl, combine turkey, celery and cashews. In small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, yogurt, chutney and curry powder.

Stir mayonnaise mixture into turkey mixture. Spoon 1/4 of filling on bottom of each croissant. Cover with croissant tops.

Cashew Turkey Pitas: Substitute 2 large pita bread rounds for croissants. Follow recipe as directed, except cut pitas in half and open pockets. Spoon one-fourth of filling into each half.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Jennie-O

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