Green and Red Grape Salad

This green and red grape salad is “to die for” and since it has very few ingredients it is easy to make. You will find that it is the hit of the party and that you won’t have any leftover to take back home.

I was heading to my sister’s house for a girls weekend away. I wanted to contribute to the meals we would be eating so I made this salad, and later wished that I had doubled the amount.

I picked the red and green grapes off the stems and washed them and left them to drain in the colander. If it is going to be awhile until you mix up the rest of the ingredients, go ahead and put them in the fridge to stay cold.

Think a little ahead of yourself here so the cream cheese has time to soften, then mix it using a hand mixer in with the sour cream, sugar and vanilla.  The second time I made it I decided to cut back on the sugar just slightly and only added 1/4 of a cup instead of 1/3 of a cup of sugar.  It may not be much, but I didn’t notice the difference.

Once that mixture is smooth, pour the grapes in and fold it all together.

I actually waited until I was going to serve the salad to put the brown sugar and the chopped pecans on top before I brought it to the table. It was not only pretty, but delicious. They had comments all night and kept raving about it.

This was the first time I made this “salad”, but it will not be the last. My sisters, nieces and daughters will be sure to ask for it again. If you happen to have any left, it will keep in the fridge for a few days, but usually it is gone.

Just an update since I wrote this, I did make it again this week and here are the results from this batch.  I am all about choices, so I made it the first time with the crushed pecans, but the second time I made it I gave them a choice if they they wanted pecans or sunflower seeds on top.  The results were about 2/3 of them liked it better with pecans and 1/3 liked it better with sunflower seeds on the top.  I doubt many people are worried about calories if they are eating grapes covered in these ingredients, but the sunflower will eliminate a few grams of fat.

Ingredients:

2 lbs red grapes

2 lbs green grapes

1 pkg of cream cheese (8 oz) softened

1 C. of sour cream

1/4  C. of sugar

2 tsp. Vanilla

3-4 Tbsp of brown sugar

½ C. of chopped pecans, could substitute with sunflower seeds.

 

If you have any questions or have a variety of this grape salad that you want to share, leave it for me in the comment area below. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

 

 

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