By Lisa Esile,
Sweet, bite-sized, and supremely munchable, grapes are a much-loved nibble straight out of the bag. But there’s so much more you can do with these plump, candy-like jewels. Grapes add sweet flavor and juicy texture, often in a deliciously unexpected way, to everything from salads to soups, cracker toppings, and more. Have you tried freezing them for a refreshing snack? Check out some of our favorite grape recipes today; you’ll be grape-ful you did!
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Kids and adults will enjoy this decadent combination of cool frozen grapes served with a delectable five-minute chocolate sauce. Use this recipe as a jumping-off point for other creations: Mix and match with other freezable fruits, such as strawberries, pineapple, and mango, and bookmark the chocolate sauce for other culinary adventures. As one commenter shares, “I made this to [to serve] over the Outrageously Healthy Brownies for dinner when we had company. Delicious!”
When it comes to a winning dish that everyone will enjoy, it’s hard to beat a good old fruit salad. This platter does one better with a colorful combination of fruits such as berries, grapes, watermelon, mango, and pineapple cut into bite-sized pieces and topped with a scrumptious citrus dressing. Lay the fruit over greens for a fancy presentation, or just serve the fruit in a bowl. As one fan perfectly puts it, “This is awesome—easy but has the best of everything.”
A generous amount of thinly sliced apple adds juiciness to this cabbage slaw, making it instantly appealing. Grapes add sweetness, and a cashew-poppy seed dressing gives it a yummy creaminess. Don’t forget to season to taste: Sometimes, that’s all that stands between an OK salad and a great one! Serve with tacos or a hearty plant-based burger for a sure-to-please, family-friendly meal. No need to reach for the store-bought vegan mayo when you’ve got recipes like this around!
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