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Grape Salad Recipe

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This Grape Salad Recipe is a simple and quick side dish that is loaded with red and green grapes in a creamy dressing covered in brown sugar and pecans. Perfect for potlucks and family get togethers!

grape salad covered with pecans and brown sugar

Grape Salad is definitely one of those ‘salads’ that could easily pass as a dessert as well!! The brown sugar adds a delicious taste of caramel throughout this creamy treat! We love to take this salad along when we are going to a big get together with the whole fam, it easily feeds a whole crowd!! This is one you will be going home with an empty bowl!

collage of steps to make creamy grape salad

How to Make Creamy Grape Salad

This salad comes together QUICK, like in under 5 minutes!! Rinse the grapes and remove them from the stems, I like to make sure they are dried by placing them on a clean kitchen towel or paper towels to get off any excess water, you don’t need it for this recipe. 🙂

In a medium mixing bowl mix the cream cheese with a hand or stand mixer until smooth. Add in the vanilla and mix. Once that is smooth add in the sour cream and sugar and mix until well combined and smooth. It will have the consistency of a light frosting.

Pour this mixture over the grapes in a large bowl. Fold the grapes and the dressing together until all of the grapes are incorporated. Just before serving top the salad with the brown sugar and pecans.

red and green grapes covered in a creamy white dressing

Ingredients Needed for Simple Grape Salad

All you need to make this delicious Grape Salad are the following:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 pounds red grapes
  • 2 pounds green grapes
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces

Grapes are such a great fruit for this dish, they are always going on sale and everyone always loves grapes!!

ingredients needed to make grape salad. Sour cream, cream cheese, pecans, red and green grapes, vanilla and brown sugar in white bowls.

Can I make Grape Salad ahead?

This salad can be made ahead. I wouldn’t make it anymore than 24 hours in advance. To make this grape salad ahead, make the dressing and combine it with the grapes. Store in an air tight container or covered in plastic wrap in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Just before serving sprinkle with the brown sugar and pecan pieces.

grape salad topped with pecans and brown sugar

Easy Grape Salad Recipe

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Easy Grape Salad Recipe

Grape Salad is a creamy dessert salad that is perfect for family get togethers or potlucks. Loaded with red and green grapes, cream cheese and topped with brown sugar and pecans!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: After School Snack, Dessert, Dinner, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Holidays
Keyword: Easy Grape Salad
Servings: 12
Calories: 266kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds red grapes
  • 2 pounds green grapes
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces

Instructions

  • Clean and dry the grapes and remove them from the stems.
  • In a medium mixing bowl beat the softened cream cheese with a hand or stand mixer until smooth. Add in the vanilla and mix to combine.
  • To the cream cheese add in the sugar and sour cream, continue mixing until well combined and smooth. It will have the consistency of a soft frosting.
  • In a large serving bowl add the grapes and pour in the cream cheese dressing. Fold the dressing around the grapes until they are all covered.
  • Just before serving sprinkle with the brown sugar and pecans on the top of the salad.

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Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3.6g | Fat: 11.7g | Saturated Fat: 6.8g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 35g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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creamy grape salad ingredients and completed salad underneath with the words Creamy Grape Salad in the center

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    1. I have never made this salad with Cool Whip. Let me know if you give it a try and how it turns out for you.

  1. I make a grape salad but I put a couple cups of grated cheddar cheese. 1/3 cup mayo, 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, 1/3 cup sour cream. Mix and pour over the grapes and cheese.