Grape Salad
Grape Salad is the EASIEST “salad” you will ever make with only 5 minutes of prep!  Its an intoxicating blend of juicy, fresh grapes enveloped in lusciously creamy yogurt dressing sprinkled with brown sugar and pecans that is wonderfully easy and positively addicting.  It’s simple, sweet and creamy, cool and refreshing and so good I was eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner because the cravings would.not.stop.  It keeps fabulously well, make ahead friendly and can be served as a side dish or dessert for all your summer potlucks. 
    Servings Prep Time
    12-16 servings 5minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    1hour chill time
    Servings Prep Time
    12-16 servings 5minutes
    Cook Time Passive Time
    1hour chill time
    creamy grape salad in a silver bowl with brown sugar and pecans with cream cheese dressing
    Ingredients
    • 8oz cream cheese at room temperature
    • 1cup vanilla Greek yogurtnonfat is fine
    • 2tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1tablespoon lemon juice
    • 2pounds green grapes rinsed and patted drystems removed
    • 2pounds red grapes rinsed and patted drystems removed
    • 1/3cup light brown sugar
    • 1/3cup chopped pecans
    Instructions
    1. Beat cream cheese, vanilla yogurt, granulated sugar, and lemon juice until smooth.
    2. Fold in grapes until evenly coated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour, best if overnight.
    3. Just before servings, sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans.
    4. Salad keeps beautifully for 5 days.
    Recipe Notes
    • You will need 10 cups of grapes for this recipe.
    • You can use any of combo of seedless grapes from all red or all green to half red and half green or a mixture of other varieties of SEEDLESS grapes.
    • Dry your grapes thoroughly so they don’t water down the dressing
    • You can customize how much sugar you use in this recipe to suit your own taste and the sweetness of your grapes.
    • I used non fat vanilla yogurt and full-fat cream cheese. If you want to use less fat cream cheese, just be aware your dressing might be runnier.

    You can customize your Grape Salad with any of the following ad-ins:

    • shredded cheddar (like Paula Dean’s)
    • toasted walnuts
    • slivered almonds
    • toasted coconut
    • strawberries
    • blueberries
    • pineapple
    • Snickers
    • Butterfingers