Creamy Grape Salad is a perfect sweet salad to add color and crunch to your dinner or picnic table. Ripe red and green grapes tossed with a sweet cream dressing then topped with brown sugar and pecans–this salad is full of fresh grape goodness and ready in 15 minutes.
Creamy Grape Salad
Whenever we have barbecue or a cookout, it’s always nice to have a cool and creamy side salad to accompany the other flavors. This Creamy Grape Salad is a really delicious addition to any meal, and even for a quick and easy snack.
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Here’s what you’ll need to make the Creamy Grape Salad (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):
- Cream cheese – we used regular, full-fat cream cheese, but you could use reduced fat if you prefer.
- Sour cream – again, we used and prefer full-fat sour cream for flavor.
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Red seedless grapes – the mixture of red and green grapes makes this salad really pretty! Do be sure to use seedless grapes.
- Green seedless grapes
- Brown sugar – you can use either dark or light brown sugar. This sprinkled on top of the salad adds texture and flavor.
- Pecans – we used toasted pecans.
How to Make Creamy Grape Salad
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla together with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
Be sure to wash your grapes really well and then dry them. I laid them out and dried them on towels. If the grapes are wet the dressing won’t stick well.
In a large mixing bowl, toss the grapes and dressing together to coat.
Cover and refrigerate the grape salad until serving.
Before serving, sprinkle the top of the salad with brown sugar and pecans.
Can I Cut the Grapes?
Parents of little ones know that whole grapes can be difficult for small mouths to chew. If you’ll have kids or people who might prefer their grapes cut, you can slice them before mixing with the dressing. Just be aware that the grapes will very quickly begin to release juices into the salad, which will mess with the texture. If cutting the grapes, be sure to serve the salad immediately.
How to Store Leftovers
Keep the leftover grape salad in an airtight food storage container and refrigerate for up to three days. Stir well before serving again.
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Creamy Grape Salad
- 8 ounce package cream cheese softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 pounds seedless red grapes washed and dried
- 2 pounds seedless green grapes washed and dried
- ¼ cup brown sugar packed
- ¼ cup pecans chopped
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla together with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the grapes and toss to coat.
- Cover and refrigerate the grape salad until serving. Before serving, sprinkle the top of the salad with brown sugar and pecans.