Friday, March 11, 2016

Herb Roasted Balsamic Grapes

Weekends are the time for casual fare. Simple salads, soups, and sandwiches all tend to be welcome when time is best spent having fun rather than stuck in the kitchen. Personally, I enjoy a nice fruit and cheese plate, a lavish one in place of a formal dinner, or a simple one for lunch, Just give me some warm brie, multi-grain crackers, and a side of fruit, and I’m a happy girl. If you’re looking to do the same, have I got a recipe for you!

Instead of serving cold slices of apple, pear, or bunches of grapes, why not season the grapes with herbs, roast them, and serve them slightly warm? This is so easy and so delicious you’ll have a hard time stopping yourself from eating them all.  Adapted from one on, I found a mixture of three types of grapes to be visually appealing as well as a wonderful combination of tastes.
Herb Roasted Balsamic Grapes

2 cups grapes (I used a combination of Melissa’s green, and red muscato grapes, and black grapes)
Olive oil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375ยบF.

In a medium bowl, toss together grapes, olive oil, chopped thyme, and chopped oregano to coat. Place grapes on foil or parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake until grapes begin to wrinkle and split, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven, drizzle with balsamic vinegar, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately as a snack or in combination with a cheese or appetizer plate.

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Mae Travels said...

That sounds like a terrific idea. I've made grapes approximately that way as a part of a chicken dish (they were roasted in the pan at the last minute), but not to accompany cheese. All good!

best... mae at

The Lazy Gastronome said...

I've never eaten cooked grapes - this sounds interesting. I'll have to give this one a try! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing on the "what's for Dinner" linky!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I never had this before but it sure looks and sounds so good.
TFS this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

Lori E said...

This makes my mouth water. I have always said I was going to try this. I really will some day. Really.

JES said...

Oooh, this sounds like a neat recipe! Glad you linked it up with the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :)

Jessica Pelasky said...

Oh what a neat recipe!! YUMMY!

I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Sherry Nappa said...

I so want to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Cynthia said...

This looks wonderful, and I'll bet it's awesome with some brie! Thank you for sharing this. Will pin and try.