Smoky Basque-Style Pulled Turkey Salad

Inspired by the sunny Basque region of Spain and France, the Curious Spoon Basque Seasoning combines sun-dried tomato powder with smoked paprika, garlic, onion, and fresh ground herbs and spices for a ready-to-use authentic spice blend. When paired with pulled turkey, creamy mayonnaise, and crisp veggies, these spices pack the bright, zesty flavor of traditional Basque-style cuisine into a quick and easy recipe. Whether you enjoy it on its own, pile it onto a toasted baguette, or pair it with mixed greens and a light vinaigrette, this smoky pulled turkey salad will bring bold Basque flavor to your weekday lunches.

Curious Spoon Culinary Team
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Total Time:


Yield 4

Basque Dressing

• 1 cup Mayonnaise
• 1 tbsp. Curious Spoon Basque Seasoning
• 1 tsp. Yellow Mustard
• 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
• 1/2 tsp. ground Black Pepper

Turkey Salad

• 1 lb. Turkey Breast, pre-cooked & pulled
• 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, diced
• 2 Green Onions, chopped
• 2 Celery Stalks, chopped
• 1 small Red Bell Pepper, diced
• 1/2 small Red Onion, diced

From the Kitchen

  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Large mixing bowl

Notes from the Chef:

This salad keeps well for up to a week when refrigerated, so make some over the weekend and keep it for easy weekday lunches throughout the week!

Make it a meal:
Serve chilled on sliced bread for a sandwich or add it to a leafy salad for extra protein!
Pairs well with:
Pairs well with a refreshing fruit-flavored iced tea.
  1. 1

    Prep all ingredients.

  2. 2

    Whisk mayonnaise, Curious Spoon Basque Seasoning, mustard, salt, and ground black pepper in a medium bowl to make dressing.

  3. 3

    Combine pulled turkey breast, cheddar cheese, green onions, celery, red bell pepper, and red onion in a separate large bowl.

  4. 4

    Add prepared Basque dressing and mix thoroughly. Enjoy!