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 Allrecipes.com, 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 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 375ºF.
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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