18 Unconventional Grape Recipes To Step Up Your Dinner Game
Summer is prime for eating fruit, especially in new + interesting ways. Incorporating peaches and pineapples into scrumptious dishes is a warm-weather staple, but there might be a foodie fruit you've been overlooking: grapes! Check out these 18 recipes featuring grapes to brighten up your meals today!
Wild rice is a side dish staple. Bringing roasted grapes and walnuts in add a texture and complexity that'll have you wondering why you didn't cook this up sooner. (via Oh My Veggies)
Looking to modernize a dinnertime classic? Seared pork chops ditch the applesauce for a coating of roasted grapes and spices in this dish. You're welcome! (via Bev Cooks)
This is a great dessert for those looking to give fruitcake a totally new take. The deep flavor of concord grapes get a touch of sweetness from honey and come together to create a deliciously balanced cake. (via Bon Appetit)
6. Aperol Smash
Used to drinking your grapes? We didn't forget you! Muddled mint and grapes come together with Aperol and Stoli vodka for this drink you need to try ASAP. (via Brit + Co)
Scroll back up and look at that gorgeous sweet potato again. Glorious roasted grapes, honey and tangy goat cheese cozy up in a sweet potato you'll want to eat again and again. (via How Sweet It Is)
If you're looking for an appetizer that combines sweet and savory, look no further than this crostini. Goat cheese, prosciutto, grapes and rocket make for a starter so yummy, you won't even want to eat your meal. (via My Foodbook)
9. Grape Salsa
Looking for a new way to have a snack? Serve this sweet and savory salsa that nixes the tomato and swaps in red and green grapes for a sweet, juicy salsa that brings together everything your palette craves. (via Cook Nourish Bliss)
The lovely color of this sorbet is enough to make us want to try it out. Even better? The quintessential grape juice flavor will bring you back to your lunchbox days, so give it a go and get nostalgic. (via Desserts for Breakfast)
Kale is the wonder veggie of our time. We know you love it as a snack, so give it a try on this flatbread with tangy blue cheese and sweet grapes for flavor that can't be beat. (via Foxes Love Lemons)
Poppy seeds, Greek yogurt, and grapes mix it up with baby cucumbers for a light yet satisfying salad. This one keeps for a few days, so make a big batch and have lunch for a few days. (via Oh Sweet Basil)
This raw dessert is as pretty as it is yummy, and with ingredients like almonds, flax seed and oats, it's a sweet treat that's virtually guilt free. Besides, how often do you get the chance to make a dessert containing Irish moss? (via Sweetly Raw)
If you're one of those people who doesn't like Brussels sprouts, we're asking you to hear us out on this one. Picture these little guys snuggling up with sweet red grapes and salty Parmesan cheese in a beautifully buttery galette crust. Top it off with a balsamic reduction, and you've got yourself a winner. (via Oh My Veggies)
Feel like gettin' figgy with it? Slice up this savory fig and grape tart and serve it up at your next party. Word from Kitchen Confidante is that it pairs well with white wine, so drink up! (via Kitchen Confidante)
If simplicity is the name of your game, we're sure that grilled cheeses are your jam. Thinly sliced grapes, chicken and cheddar cheese make for a sandwich that you didn't know you were missing. (via Marla Meridith)
Last but not least, here's a pick from Martha Stewart (aka the queen of all things DIY and delightful). Acorn squash is stuffed with roasted grains, sage, shallots, and grapes for a delicious and nutritious side dish you'll love. Use the grain of your liking and make this one your own. (via Martha Stewart)
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