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This cool and sweet grape salad recipe is a great way to use up apples and grapes from your garden before the grape season ends this month.
This grape salad is an easy recipe and is one of my favorites to use as a side dish or even a main dish. This is a refreshing salad packed with flavor and great taste. It’s great to take to potlucks or to somebody’s house for dinner. It goes with a broad range of dishes. Most folks would assume this salad is only for a hot summer day, but I can assure you, it’s great well into fall. It’s a delicious recipe you’ll make again and again.
What Can I Do With Homegrown Grapes?
Aside from the obvious things like making wine or eating the grapes off the vine, you can make recipes like this grape salad recipe. You can also make juice, jelly, or raisins.
How Many Cups Of Grapes Are In A Pound?
This can vary a bit based on the size of the grapes, but generally speaking, one pound of grapes will be approximately 2½ cups.
How Is This Grape Salad Different From Others On The Web?
Many grape salad recipes contain cream cheese, sour cream, or Greek yogurt, and while you could certainly try mixing some into the dressing for a creamier dressing and creamy grape salad, it’s not necessary for great flavor in this recipe.
Most also contain some form of processed sugar. Most often, brown sugar. You won’t find anything other than a bit of all-natural honey in the dressing in this recipe.
How Do You Cut Grapes For Salad?
While it’s easy to just drop grapes into a salad whole, they can be a little hard to grab with a fork. So, instead of chasing those grapes around your bowl, cut them in half. Most people will cut them lengthwise, but you can cut them across the middle as well. Either way, it will make getting them on your fork much easier.
What Kind Of Grapes Should I Use For This Recipe?
Truly, your best option is to use the sweetest grapes you can find, regardless of the color. I used red grapes here, but if green grapes happen to be sweeter where you’re at, by all means, use them for this fruit salad.
What To Serve With Grape Salad
Need some inspiration for what to serve with this salad? Try one of these:
About Grape Salad Recipe Ingredients
Grape Salad Ingredients
Grapes – Any color or size you like. I find that seedless grapes are definitely easiest for a salad like this, however.
Walnuts – You can also use pecans if you prefer them. These give the salad some extra crunch.
Salad mix – Any type. I used spring mix, but you can use any combination of greens you prefer, though I will say that baby greens seem to have the best texture for this salad.
Apple – Here again, pick the sweetest apple you can find. Honey Crisp apples are usually a great choice.
Honey – Raw or regular. Both will work fine here.
Lemon juice – Fresh squeezed is best.
Oil – Any light-flavored oil will work well here.
How To Make Grape Salad
Gather all your ingredients and measure them as needed.
In a small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients and set the bowl aside.
Place the washed lettuce in a bowl and add ½ of the dressing. Mix.
Heat the small pan. Place the sliced apples in the pan and add the remaining dressing. Cook for 3-5 minutes until they are warmed through. Do not overcook.
Add cut grapes and apples to the greens in the mixing bowl.
Sprinkle in chopped nuts and stir. Stir in a pinch of salt as well, if you like, to bring out the sweetness of the fruit.
How Long Does Grape Salad Last in the Refrigerator?
This is a delicate salad, so the greens will tend to wilt quickly in the fridge. While the salad won’t actually go bad for at least 4 days, you’ll probably want to eat any leftovers by the next day, at the latest. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
Can You Freeze This Grape Salad Recipe?
Freezing is not recommended for this recipe.
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Easy Grape Salad Recipe Card
Grape Salad Recipe
- 1 cup grapes
- ¾ cup walnut pieces
- 3 cups spring mix (or any salad mix you prefer)
- 1½ cups chopped apple
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 pinch salt (optional)
- Gather all your ingredients and measure them as needed.
- In a small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients and set the bowl aside.
- Place the washed lettuce in a bowl and add ½ of the dressing. Mix.
- Heat the small pan. Place the sliced apples in the pan and add the remaining dressing. Cook for 3-5 minutes until they are warmed through. Do not overcook.
- Add cut grapes and apples to the greens in the mixing bowl.
- Mix. Add chopped nuts and stir. Stir in a pinch of salt as well, if you like, to bring out the sweetness of the fruit.
- Serve immediately.