Our family loves any reason to get together. Those family gatherings usually involve food because well, we’re all a bunch of foodies. Grape salad is a dish my mom has made in years past, but we’ve only recently brought back around. My sister-in-law asked for the recipe the other day and it reminded me that I’d never shared it with you all. Grape salad is a cool refreshing way to serve a little fruit with your meal, even if the sugary goodness of the dressing completes out any healthy benefit the grapes bring to the table 🙂 It is a fabulous compliment to BBQ, grilled chicken, and baked ham. Grape salad is a great tailgating dish as well. It’s easy to make ahead and pull out of the fridge at meal time. I usually wait until I’m ready to serve it to put on the nuts so they stay nice and crunchy. Here’s what you’ll need for grape salad:
8 cups of grapes (I use a combo of green and red)
8 oz sour cream
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup cashews (Pecans or walnuts would be yummy, too)
1/4 cup brown sugar
Wash and de-stem (is that a word?) grapes. In a separate bowl, mix together sour cream and cream cheese with mixer. Add white sugar and mix well. To the creamy mixture, add the grapes and mix together, coating all grapes well. Transfer to serving dish. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving. When ready to serve, sprinkle brown sugar and cashews on top.
Hope y’all enjoy grape salad as much as the Mills/Hill clan does!