Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Muscato Red Grape Salad

It's Muscato grape season, and if you haven't tried these grapes then you are in for a real treat. Much sweeter than the average grape, and available in red, purple/black, and green varieties, they are crisp and juicy, and perfect for salads or desserts. This refreshing grape salad makes a wonderful summer side dish. It pairs well with soup, sandwiches, or quiche at lunch, or with a juicy steak pulled from the grill for dinner. Packed and sealed in Weck jars tossed into a cooler, it makes a welcome addition to a picnic, or refreshing pick-me-up during a family road trip.

Muscato Red Grape Salad
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup toasted pecans, broken
3/4 cup heavy cream, whipped
2 oz. softened cream cheese
3/8 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp. lemon juice

Wash and stem grapes; set aside. In a bowl, mix cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, sour cream, and lemon juice until well blended. Fold in whipped cream, then grapes, celery, and pecans. Chill.  Serve on lettuce leaves in individual ramekins. Top with a light sprinkling of cinnamon, or additional pecans, if desired.  Serves 4.

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3 comments: said...

This is the third grape salad recipe I have seen recently and have never heard of it until now~ it is intriguing, I think I'll try yours!

~~louise~~ said...

I love that grape season is being celebrated with grape salad Pattie. Grape salads were once the "foo foo" of salads and it looks like they may just be making a come back thanks to bloggers like you!

Thank you so much for sharing...

Zoe said...

What a perfect summer sweet and tangy dessert! Yum!