Low-Carb Leftover Turkey Avocado Salad

This Keto-friendly Leftover Turkey Avocado Salad is like eating guacamole, but with chunks of tender turkey. It transforms leftover turkey or chicken into an entirely new dish. This refreshing salad can be part of a keto, Atkins, Paleo, gluten-free,or dairy-free diet.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword guacamole turkey salad, keto mexican food, leftover turkey recipe, low carb mexican food, turkey avocado salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 249 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher


  • 2 large avocados (quantity divided)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper seeds removed and minced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt more or less to taste
  • 2 cups turkey cooked, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1 large green onion (or two small) sliced
  • 1 medium tomato seeded and diced


  1. Remove the fruit from one of the avocados, slice and place in a medium to large mixing bowl. Add the lime juice, jalapeño pepper, garlic, cilantro, and sea salt. Mash together, using a fork or potato masher, until well blended.

    Leftover Turkey Avocado Salad-Making the dressing.
  2. Remove the fruit from the second avocado. Cut into bite sized chunks. Stir these avocado chunks, the turkey, green onion, and the tomato into the avocado and lime mixture. 

    Leftover Turkey Avocado Salad-Adding the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Serve immediately, or, cover with plastic wrap, pushing the wrap down to touch the top of the salad, then refrigerate. This salad is best served the day it is made.

    Leftover Turkey Avocado Salad-The completed salad.

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs per serving: 3 grams

Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Leftover Turkey Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 377mg11%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 500%10%
Vitamin C 28.1%34%
Calcium 30%3%
Iron 1.6%9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.