Anybody else looking for creative turkey ideas by the Sunday after Thanksgiving? My kids are not really into sandwiches, so it becomes a struggle to use up the leftover meat!
Today after church K and I decided to use some of the turkey to make spring rolls! Spring rolls have become “our thing” – her sister doesn’t like them at all. We already had the rice pancake wrappers and broccoli slaw, and after some Googling, Pinteresting, and mental modifications for our taste, I discovered I had ingredients to make a simple dressing.
This dressing is so flavorful. Once I finished mixing, I poured it into a mixing bowl and added the broccoli slaw and stirred well. Then I added the chopped turkey and mixed again. The result was flavor in every bite, without becoming a saucy mess! I don’t see why using this dressing would in anyway stop you from using a dipping sauce – the dressing flavors are bright without being overly sweet, so would still pair nicely with a peanut sauce that has a little heat to it!
Full disclosure, my 12 year old generously stuffed the wrappers – you may be able to make more than we did!
TURKEY SPRING ROLLS WITH GINGER LIME DRESSING – makes at least 8 rolls
1 package spring roll wrappers
Approx 2 cups broccoli slaw – I buy prepackaged in the veggie section of my grocery store
Leftover Turkey (or chicken, or pork….)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp rice vinegar (mine is seasoned)
Juice of 1 lime
Pinch of salt
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Pinch dried cilantro
- Combine dressing ingredients in bowl or jar. Whisk (or shake) until well combined.
- Pour dressing into medium bowl. Add slaw, and toss with dressing.
- Dice meat and add to slaw – seriously, until it looks like enough.
- Dip wrappers (one at a time) in luke warm water to soften. Place on damp tea towel and spoon filling into center. Wrap, plate, repeat.