Leftover Turkey Spring Rolls with Ginger Lime Dressing

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!



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….)

For Dressing:

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.



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