Grape Salad

Grape salad is a refreshing dish that is great for picnics, potlucks and family gatherings. Fresh grapes combined with a creamy dressing and topped with nuts makes this an amazing blend of flavors and textures. Whether as a side dish or a light dessert, grape salad is sure to leave taste buds tingling and guests asking for more.

Grape salad is a quick and easy side dish recipe to throw together just minutes before a party! If you have a whole lot of guests to serve, double or triple the recipe to feed a lot of mouths on a budget!

Why Marci Loves This Recipe

  • Easy to make recipe!
  • Feeds a crowd!
  • Wallet friendly!
  • Super delicious!

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Tips and Tricks for The Perfect Grape Salad Recipe

Choose ripe and flavorful grapes: Opt for grapes that are plump, firm, and bursting with flavor. Red, green, or a mix of both can add visual appeal to your salad.

Rinse the grapes: Before using them, wash the grapes thoroughly under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels to remove any dirt or residue.

Customize the dressing: Experiment with different creamy dressings such as sour cream, Greek yogurt, or whipped cream cheese. You can also add a touch of sweetness with honey or maple syrup.

Add texture with toppings: Enhance the salad's texture by adding chopped nuts like pecans, walnuts, or almonds. You can also incorporate other crunchy ingredients like diced celery or granola.

Chill before serving: For the best flavor and texture, refrigerate the grape salad for at least an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together and enhances the refreshing quality of the dish.

Serve with a garnish: Before serving, sprinkle some additional nuts or fresh herbs on top for a decorative touch and added flavor.

How far in advance can I make grape salad? Grape salad can be made a few hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. However, it's best to add any creamy dressings or toppings shortly before serving to prevent the salad from becoming too watery or soggy.

Is grape salad healthy? Grape salad can be a healthy option, especially if you use a lighter dressing like Greek yogurt and incorporate nutritious toppings such as nuts or seeds. However, be mindful of portion sizes and the amount of added sugar in the dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs red seedless grapes
  • 2 lbs green seedless grapes
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, room temp
  • ½ c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 c walnuts, chopped

 How to Make Grape Salad

In a large bowl, cream together the sour cream, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract until smooth with a hand mixer. 

Stir in the grapes with a wooden spoon or spatula.

Next, combine the brown sugar and walnuts.

Sprinkle the brown sugar topping over the top of the grape salad and enjoy!

 

NOTES: You can serve immediately or refrigerate overnight.

TIP: If serving to young children, be sure to cut the grapes in half to prevent a choking hazard.

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