Monday, September 5, 2011

Grape Salad

This recipe is called a "salad" but for me, it's a delicious dessert.  I love this combination of flavors.  I modified the original recipe to be a bit healthier.  Instead of sour cream, I use non-fat plain greek yogurt.  In place of brown sugar, I used sucanat with a little agave nectar.  It tastes delicious with those substitutions and you won't miss the original ingredients.  The creamy base of this recipe could also double as a wonderful fruit dip.   This is a guilt-free indulgence, not to mention kid-friendly!  Enjoy~

Grape Salad

Ingredients:
8 oz non-fat, plain greek yogurt 
4 oz low-fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sucanat
1 tbsp light amber agave nectar
1/2 tsp good quality vanilla extract
1 lb organic seedless grapes
2-3 oz chopped pecans (I use a little more)

Directions:
Start with plump, organic, seedless purple grapes.


Mix yogurt, cream cheese, sucanat, agave nectar and vanilla in the bowl of an electric mixer and blend until very smooth and creamy.  Toss mixture with grapes.


Place into a covered casserole dish and refrigerate for 24 hours.  Top with pecans just before serving.


This is a great addition to any party or potluck dinner.  Versatile as a delicious side dish, fruit salad or dessert.  Makes 6-8 side dish servings.

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7 comments:

  1. i like this idea of a grape salad.. vanilla, some cinnamon and cashew cream will make me a nice one!
    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

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  2. Hey Amee!! Happy to Tag you!!
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  3. what an original recipe; I've never seen anything like it! I think I'll try this as a dessert soon. I love frozen grapes, do you think it would be weird to freeze instead of chill?

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  4. @ Richa...your version sounds amazing! ;) ; @ Kat, I am not sure how the cream cheese mixture would do in the freezer,but why not??...let me know how it turns out; @ Rohini...you are a doll! Thanks so much for thinking of me and tagging my blog! :)

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  5. Oh how I love this salad! And how I love the healthier options you used. Wish I could have a big bowlful for my breakfast right now.

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  6. Yes, I am stalking you blog again. LOVE this. Pinning!

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  7. Angie, you crack me up! Glad you love the recipes!! ;)

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