“Best Grape Salad”: Worst Name

“Best Grape Salad”: Worst Name

“Best Grape Salad”: Worst Name

 

Hey there!  I really want to share a recipe with you because it tastes out of this world.

But the thing is, it’s kind of weird.

I kind of like “kind of weird”, though.

It’s called a salad, but it’s really more like a dessert. It mixes grapes in with other ingredients, which, other than standard fruit salad, is pretty rare since we typically just pop grapes into our mouths as is, to follow the Romans’ lead. And, the completed dish itself looks like a bowl full of sand. I’m not even kidding. Look at it again.

Half of the allure of a recipe post is the mouth-watering picture of the food. If you have a hankering to go to the beach, I guess this “bowl of sand” look might hold some odd appeal, but otherwise, not so much. 

Needless to say, I had some misgivings about posting this dish, however, its tastiness and ease of preparation won out. It only takes 10 minutes to make. That’s unheard of, especially for such a delicious outcome. 

I know you’re going to love it once you get past the whole beach thing.

Honestly, if you make it and share it, you’re going to be passing out the recipe a lot. Be prepared.

Here goes . . .

 

Recipe courtesy of: Recipe Zaar

Ingredients:

2 lbs green seedless grapes
2 lbs red seedless grapes
8 ounces sour cream
8 ounces cream cheese, softened (Like, really soft!)
1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, to taste
Topping Ingredients

1 cup brown sugar, packed, to taste
1 cup crushed pecans, to taste

 

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Directions:

Wash and stem grapes.

Dry with a towel and set aside.

Mix sour cream, cream cheese, white sugar and vanilla by hand until blended. (The cream cheese needs to be nice and soft so it mixes in smoothly.)

Stir grapes into mixture, and pour in large serving bowl. (BTW, I only used red grapes this time around because the green ones at the store were super, lip-puckeringly sour. It’s winter. Gonna happen.)

 

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For topping: Combine brown sugar, and crushed pecans.

Sprinkle over top of grapes to cover completely.

 

Best Grape Salad

 

Chill overnight. (This is an important step. Don’t rush this dish. When given time, the brown sugar dissolves and happily marries with the grape mixture. And all is right with the world.)

 

“Best Grape Salad”

Serves 15
Prep time 10 minutes
Don't let the look of this salad fool you. It's flat out delicious with juicy grapes, a sweetened cream cheese/sour cream dressing, and sweetened nut topping. You'll be asked to bring it to BBQ's all summer for years to come once your friends get a taste of it.

Ingredients

  • 2lb green seedless grapes
  • 2lb red seedless grapes
  • 8oz sour cream
  • 8oz cream cheese (very soft)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

Step 1
Wash and stem grapes. Set aside to dry.
Step 2
Mix sour cream, cream cheese, white sugar, and vanilla by hand until blended.
Step 3
Stir grapes into mixture, and pour in large serving bowl.
Step 4
For topping: Combine brown sugar and crushed pecans.
Step 5
Sprinkle over top of grapes to cover completely.
Step 6
Chill overnight.

 

To drool over another somewhat odd yet delicious salad, check this out: Mexican Cornbread Salad.

 

Written by Becky


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