Have you tried the grape salad?

I dedicate this post to the Spanny family.

Awhile back, my Grandma came across the recipe for a grape salad, whipped it up and brought it along to one of our many family gatherings. News traveled quickly and the grape salad was a hit.

Have you tried this grape salad? It’s delicious.”

“Isn’t this new grape salad great?”

“Stef, did you try the grape salad.”

I do believe every person at the party asked every other person about the ever so delicious grape salad and it’s been legendary ever since.

I recently whipped it up for a little BBQ gathering I held at my house. And once again, the grape salad stole the show.


  • 2 lbs red seedless grapes
  • 4 oz low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 C. low-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 C. brown sugar
  • 1/2 C. chopped pecans

Wash, pluck and dry the grapes. Set aside. Mix cream cheese, sour cream and vanilla. Add mixture to grapes and mix thoroughly. Top with brown sugar and pecans.

This is a simple, delicious recipe that is easy to whip up in a pinch. You’ll have everyone asking, “Have you tried the grape salad?”

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!



Filed under Cook, Sides

10 responses to “Have you tried the grape salad?

  1. Hello! Read about your blog in Outpost Exchange, and loved your group shot.

    I work for a caterer, and I think your recipes are wonderful..
    I’m in love with the concept of “domestic goddess”and would like to post on it.

    This is great stuff here…what a discovered treasure for me!

  2. My friend made this salad the other day and it was delicious! She said she got the recipe from this site. Thanks for posting so I could enjoy!

  3. Nicole

    Attempting “THE” grape salad this weekend – is it better/worse if made a few hours ahead of time?? Thanks ladies!

  4. Stef

    Oh – people will rave! A few hours ahead of time is okay. If you do it too far ahead of time, the cream cheese/sour cream mixture can get a little bit runny. To avoid this – make sure you pat the grapes very dry before mixing it up. I would wait until the last minute to sprinkle the brown sugar on top!

  5. Nicole

    another question.. as it is my first time attempting, I’ll stick to the tried-and-true.. but just curious if you’ve ever tried it with Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream?

  6. Stef

    I haven’t, but I could imagine that the creamy texture of the Greek yogurt would work pretty well. If you try that, let me know!

  7. Dana

    I made the grape salad for a labor day bbq. It was a huge hit. I gave out the recipe to many people. Making it again this weekend! Thanks!

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