Combine the turkey, pears, cherries, pistachios, yogurt, curry powder, salt, pepper, orange juice, and zest in a large bowl.
Stir well to thoroughly combine all of the ingredients. Chill the turkey salad until serving time.
This recipe makes enough salad for four servings of three lettuce wraps or three sandwiches per person. To make the sandwich, top your bread with a butterhead lettuce leaf, a tomato slice, and the no mayo turkey salad. To make a lettuce cup, simply put a small scoop of salad in the middle of a clean lettuce leaf.
For easier eating, cut each sandwich in half and secure each half with a small skewer or cocktail pick. I used picks that look like little swords. It's OK to have some fun with your food!
This is a level 1 recipe (may help support fat loss). This is a low fat recipe that is high in protein. Though I normally give recipes with dried fruits a bump to level 3, there is a minimal amount here per serving. If you serve this no mayo turkey salad in lettuce cups, you've got a low calorie meal.This turkey salad recipe makes four servings of three sandwiches each. The Food for Life bread discussed above is 80 calories per slice. A meal of three sandwiches would provide 480 calories from the bread alone.Three butterhead lettuce leaves provide a mere six calories (per Cronometer). That means you'll save 474 calories per meal when you substitute lettuce cups for bread. If you have a weight loss goal and are looking to lighten up your meals, that is a big difference!Technically, you can eat whatever you'd like while losing weight. However, the nutrient-dense food choices that leave you feeling satisfied may help you maintain a calorie deficit without relying on willpower.Most breads are not the best choices for satiety. They tend to be low in protein, fiber, and water compared to other options.Additionally, most ultra-processed grain products (breakfast cereals, granolas, cookies, bread, etc.) provide 12-20 small servings (or more) per package! The calories can add up quickly since few follow the serving size listed on the label. The Food for Life bread I recommended is kept in the freezer, making it easier to portion just a slice or two.But what if you're looking for a high calorie turkey salad recipe without mayo? Increase the energy density of this recipe by using whole milk yogurt in place of the non-fat. Serve the sandwiches on bread, not lettuce cups, and add more dried cherries and pistachios. Yum!Nutrition information is for one serving of the recipe and includes the turkey salad only, without bread or sandwich trimmings.