Grape Salad by Pioneer Woman is a classic and easy-to-make dish that combines tart grapes and creamy dressing for a sweet and savory flavor. It’s a great side dish for any occasion and pairs perfectly with grilled meats and vegetables. To make it, simply combine seedless green grapes, seedless red grapes, and a creamy dressing of your choice. You can add additional ingredients such as chopped nuts and dried fruit for extra texture and flavor.
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Why You Will Love This Salad
- It’s easy to make: The ingredients for grape salad are simple and it only takes a few minutes to mix everything together.
- It’s a crowd-pleaser: Grape salad is a sweet and creamy dessert that is sure to be a hit with people of all ages.
- It’s refreshing: The combination of grapes and creamy sauce makes for a light and refreshing dessert, especially when served chilled.
- It’s versatile: You can use any type of grapes in this recipe, so you can choose your favorite variety or use a combination of different grapes. You can also mix in other ingredients such as chopped nuts or marshmallows to add some crunch and texture to the salad.
Pioneer Woman Grape Salad Ingredients
- Green grapes
- Red grapes
- Cream cheese, softened
- Sour cream
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Chopped nuts, such as pecans or walnuts
- Mini marshmallows
How To Make Grape Salad
- Wash and dry the grapes.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is smooth and creamy.
- Add the sour cream, brown sugar, and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix until everything is well combined.
- Add the grapes to the bowl and gently stir until they are coated in the cream cheese mixture.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the salad for at least an hour or until it is chilled.
- Before serving, you can garnish the grape salad with chopped nuts or mini marshmallows, if desired.
- Serve the salad chilled and enjoy!
Note: You can also use an electric mixer to mix the ingredients together, if you prefer. This will make the process even faster and easier.
How To Store Grape Salad
- In The Fridge: To store grape salad in the fridge, cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer the salad to an airtight container. Grape salad will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.
- In The Freezer: It is not recommended to freeze grape salad, as the texture of the grapes may become mushy and the cream cheese mixture may become watery when thawed. If you do choose to freeze grape salad, it is best to do so in an airtight container or bag. To serve, thaw the salad in the fridge and then stir well before serving. Keep in mind that the quality of the salad may not be as good as if it were freshly made.
When storing grape salad, it is best to keep it chilled in the fridge to prevent the cream cheese mixture from spoiling. Be sure to use clean utensils and containers to store the salad to prevent contamination.
Can I Make Grape Salad Ahead Of Time
Yes, the salad can be made ahead of time. In fact, it is often recommended to make the salad a few hours or even a day in advance, as the flavors have a chance to
What To Serve With Grape Salad
Grape salad is a sweet and creamy dessert that pairs well with a variety of dishes. Here are a few ideas for what to serve with grape salad:
- Yogurt Grape Salad: For a lighter version of the salad, you can substitute Greek yogurt for the cream cheese and sour cream. This will give the salad a tangy flavor and make it a bit healthier.
- Marshmallow Grape Salad: For a sweeter twist on the classic recipe, you can add a cup of mini marshmallows to the salad along with the grapes and cream cheese mixture. The marshmallows will add a gooey, sweet element to the salad.
- Nutty Grape Salad: To add some crunch and texture to the salad, you can mix in a cup of chopped nuts, such as pecans or walnuts. This will give the salad a bit of crunch and a boost of protein.
- Spiced Grape Salad: For a unique twist on the recipe, you can add a pinch of ground cinnamon or nutmeg to the cream cheese mixture. This will give the salad a warm, spicy flavor that pairs well with the sweet grapes.
- Chocolate Grape Salad: For a decadent twist on the classic recipe, you can add a cup of chocolate chips to the salad along with the grapes and cream cheese mixture. The chocolate chips will add a rich, chocolatey flavor to the salad that pairs well with the sweet grapes.
- Fruit Salad: For a more colorful and fruity version of the salad, you can mix in a variety of different fruits, such as strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. This will give the salad a more tropical flavor and a brighter appearance.
- Tropical Grape Salad: For a tropical twist on the recipe, you can add a cup of diced pineapple or mango to the salad along with the grapes and cream cheese mixture. The tropical fruit will give the salad a sweet and exotic flavor.
Vegan, keto, and gluten-free version of Grape Salad
- Vegan Grape Salad: To make a vegan version of the salad, you can use a vegan cream cheese or yogurt in place of the regular cream cheese and sour cream. You can also use a vegan sweetener, such as agave nectar or maple syrup, in place of the brown sugar.
- Keto Grape Salad: To make a keto-friendly version of the salad, you can use a low-carb sweetener, such as monk fruit sweetener or stevia, in place of the brown sugar. You can also omit the cream cheese and use a low-carb yogurt or coconut milk in its place.
- Gluten-Free Grape Salad: To make a gluten-free version of the salad, be sure to use gluten-free ingredients, such as gluten-free cream cheese and gluten-free sour cream. You can also use a gluten-free sweetener, such as brown rice syrup or coconut sugar, in place of the brown sugar.
- Cream Cheese: If you don’t have cream cheese on hand, you can use a similar soft cheese, such as Boursault or boursin, in its place. You can also use a plain or vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt for a lighter, tangier flavor.
- Sour Cream: If you don’t have sour cream, you can use a similar tangy and creamy condiment, such as crème fraîche or Mexican crema, in its place. You can also use a plain or vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt for a lighter, tangier flavor.
- Brown Sugar: If you don’t have brown sugar, you can use granulated white sugar in its place. You can also use a liquid sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup, although this will change the texture and flavor of the salad slightly.
- Vanilla Extract: If you don’t have vanilla extract, you can omit it from the recipe or use a different extract, such as almond extract or lemon extract, in its place.
- Grapes: If you don’t have grapes, you can use a different type of fruit in the salad, such as strawberries, blueberries, or mango. You can also mix a variety of different fruits for a colorful and fruity salad.
Other Dressings To Use
- Ranch dressing: Ranch dressing is a creamy and tangy dressing that pairs well with the sweet grapes in the salad.
- Honey mustard dressing: Honey mustard dressing is a sweet and tangy dressing that adds a unique flavor to the salad.
- Thousand Island dressing: Thousand Island dressing is a creamy and slightly sweet dressing that works well with the grapes in the salad.
- Caesar dressing: Caesar dressing is a creamy and savory dressing that adds a bold flavor to the salad.
- Blue cheese dressing: Blue cheese dressing is a creamy and tangy dressing that works well with the sweet grapes in the salad.
Should Grapes Be Washed Before Refrigerating
Yes, it is generally recommended to wash grapes before storing them in the fridge. Washing grapes can help to remove dirt, debris, or pesticides that may be on the surface of the grapes, and can help to keep the grapes fresh and safe to eat.
Can You Leave Grapes Unrefrigerated Overnight
No, it is not recommended to leave grapes out at room temperature overnight. Grapes are a perishable food and can spoil quickly if left at room temperature for an extended period of time. It is best to store grapes in the fridge to ensure that they remain fresh and safe to eat.
Where Did Grape Salad Originate
Grape Salad is believed to have originated in the United States in the mid-1800s. It was popularized by the Pennsylvania Dutch, and it is still a popular dish in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the country.
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Pioneer Woman Grape Salad Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/8th of a recipe (71g)
- Calories: 184
- Total Fat: 16.2g
- Saturated Fat: 8g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 44mg
- Sodium: 145mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 9.2g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.3g
- Sugars: 6.8g
- Protein: 2.3g
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 184
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 16.2g25%
- Saturated Fat 8g40%
- Cholesterol 44mg15%
- Sodium 145mg7%
- Total Carbohydrate 9.2g4%
- Dietary Fiber 1.3g6%
- Sugars 6.8g
- Protein 2.3g5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.