We’re sharing a few nonstandard ways to use up your leftover bird, from an innovative papaya salad to potato pancakes.
Superfruit powers: Sure, papayas look exotic, but don’t let that deter you from picking up these nutritional powerhouses in the market. A little more than 1 cup of fresh papaya packs more than 300% of your daily need for vitamin C, which does wonders for your immune system. At 51/2 grams per serving, papayas are loaded with fiber and are also an excellent source of folate and beta-carotene, which aids in the formation of DNA and RNA and strengthens eye and reproductive health, respectively.
We’ve swapped out chickpeas for edamame in this twist on typical falafel. Served with a homemade sweet and sour papaya chutney and creamy yogurt, this is a full meal in a wrap. For a kick of heat, try a quick spicy tahini sauce instead of yogurt – simply whiz up tahini paste, water, lemon zest and juice, and a red chile in a food processor and you’ve got another element to add to these wraps!