Creamy Grape Salad

If you’ve never tried this dessert it might seem a little strange – but trust me when I tell you that it’s delicious!  I had a non-vegan version of this grape salad years ago at a potluck, and I was so excited when I came across this recipe on skinnytaste.com. (Although I’m not sure how “skinny” my version is…)

With a little help from some non-dairy versions of the original ingredients, it was super easy to veganize.  If you’re someone who’s wary of grapes in a dessert, I’ll tell you that Ryan was a little scared to taste this.  I made him take a bite, and he was totally surprised by how much he liked it.  Next thing I knew he’d eaten a whole bowl!

I think this is a perfect summer dessert because it’s really easy to make, it’s not too heavy, and there’s no cooking or baking involved.  It’s perfect for potlucks, picnics or barbecues.  I also like that it’s a change from your standard sweet treat, at least for me, because I rarely use grapes in desserts.

Creamy Grape Salad

1 pound green seedless grapes
1 pounds red seedless grapes
6 ounces plain or vanilla non-dairy yogurt
2 ounces non-dairy sour cream
4 ounces non-dairy cream cheese, room temperature
1/8 to 1/4 cup sugar (or agave nectar), depending on sweetness of grapes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Topping

2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (you can also use pecans)

Wash the grapes, and dry them well.  Cut them in half and set aside.

Mix the yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.  Fold the grapes into the mixture.

Transfer the grape mixture to a large serving dish, and sprinkle the brown sugar and walnuts evenly over the top.  Chill until ready to serve.

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5 Responses to “Creamy Grape Salad”

  1. This looks SO good! I would have never ever thought of it though!

  2. Love the topping, it’s adorable!

  3. My mom used to make a **very** nonvegan version of this which always icked me out, but this looks super good veganized!

  4. I have always been looking of a dessert dish that includes grapes. Gotta try this one. It looks delicious.

  5. Hon! (Being from Baltimore originally, I get to call people Hon) The summer has been so stinkin’ miserable here this would qualify as an A-Number-1 non-cook lunch, with the sugar kept to the lower end of the range. And grapes have been on sale here, even, as a bonus. I have never heard of Grape Salad until your post, but this is going into the rotation. What a fabulous find, and my kudos to the chef.