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June 7, 2022
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The Best Grape Recipes To Try Now!

Have an excess of grapes in the crisper drawer? Try this Sweet & Savory Grape Salad! When grapes are tossed with tender herbs, green onions, and lime zest then mixed with a vibrant honey lime dressing and Cotija cheese it’s pure bliss for your taste buds. Plus, we have linked over 20 more grape recipes that will have you including your favorite afternoon fruit snack at the dinner table on the regular.

Sweet and Savory Grape Salad with lime wedges in a white bowl.

This Sweet & Savory Grape Salad is so easy to make you will wonder why you haven’t been giving grapes the side dish treatment until now?

‘Tis the season of feasting alfresco on fruit platters by the pool! Stone fruit, melon, and berries abound during the summer months, but you know there is one fruit that is in season that you may be overlooking, grapes!!!

Californians have been cultivating grapes for more than two centuries!

Today, 99% of U.S. table grapes are produced in California’s warm, dry climate that is ideal for grape growing. With 81 grape varieties grown, California grapes come in three colors—green, red, and black—and are in season from May through January.

Here are more of our favorite grape recipes you should try next!

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s make this the summer of grapes!!! From grape salads to desserts made with grapes, and everything in between. You really can’t go wrong with recipes made with California grapes!

Ready to serve Sheet Pan French Toast with Roasted Grapes.

French Toast with Roasted Grapes

Whether you are running late or you just don’t want to cook breakfast but have to, our simple Sheet Pan French Toast with Roasted Grapes takes under 20 minutes. 

Click here for this easy grape recipe!
Two bowls of green grape nice cream

Green Grape Nice Cream

This easy nice cream recipe from This Mess is Ours is one of our favorite recipes for grapes because it only requires 4 basic ingredients and is only 40 calories per serving!

Click here for this delicious grape recipe!
A glass of Rosemary and Roasted Grape Wine Cocktail

Simple Rosemary and Roasted Grape Wine Cocktail

Wine cocktails are a new trend in the alcoholic beverage market and we are here for it!

In our latest wine cocktail creation, we paired the flavors of jammy roasted red grapes, woodsy rosemary, and bright fresh lemon with the effervescent bubbles of sparkling wine. It’s quite honestly pure magic for the tastebuds.

Click here for this grape cocktail recipe!
A close up of Fresh Fig & Grape Salad with Crispy Shallots

Fresh Fig & Grape Salad with Crispy Shallots

This grape salad recipe from This Mess is Ours showcases so many different seasonal fruits and veggies its literally a smorgasbord for your tastebuds.

Click here for our recipe for grape salad!
Frozen Yogurt Dipped Grapes

Frozen Yogurt Dipped Grapes

Level up your healthy summer snacking with this frozen treat from Grapes from California.

Click here for this grape snack recipe!
A platter of arugula, goat cheese and roasted grape salad.

Roasted Grape and Arugula Salad

This grape salad recipe from This Mess is Ours is savory, it’s sweet, it has a jammy component that we can’t get enough of, and it all comes together in about 15 minutes! 

It’s a total summer salad showstopper that you should totally try for yourself!

Click here for this roasted grape salad recipe!
Roasted Grape, Brie & Thyme Crostini

Roasted Grape, Brie & Thyme Crostini

This crostini from Real California Milk is the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Basically, this is the most delicious decadent jam and toast situation you will ever devour.

Click here for this easy grape appetizer recipe!

This California Grapes Summer Cheese Board is a has delicious grape recipes and tips for building a graoe inspired cheeseboard.

California Grapes Summer Cheese Board

The Delicious Life says that there is a reason that bright, fresh California grapes are a quintessential addition to every cheese board.

California grapes’ flavors and textures balance the richness of cheese in a single bite. Fresh grapes also work as a perfect palate cleanser between bites.

Click here to build a grape inspired cheese board!
Inspiration for delicious grape recipes for dessert, Grape cake with baked orange ricotta

Olive Oil Cake with Polenta and Roasted Red Grapes with Orange Ricotta

When grapes are roasted in the oven, they become ridiculously jammy and intensely sweet. This easy-to-make olive oil cake from This Mess is Ours is moist and very tender, subtly sweet, with a pronounced olive oil flavor and the perfect hint of lemon and toasted almond! 

Click here for this delicious grape recipe!
Two bowls of broccoli salad, one vegetarian and one with chicken and bacon.

An Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe with Grapes

Brace yourself for the creamiest, most flavorful broccoli salad recipe on the internet! Our broccoli salad base recipe is a hearty one-bowl salad situation that is best suited as a side dish, but when you add shredded chicken and chopped bacon to the mix this side salad takes center stage as the easiest supper sized salad on the planet.

Click here for this salad recipe with grapes!
Chipotle Chicken and Grape Tacos

Chipotle Chicken and Grape Tacos

Did you ever think about swapping out the tomatoes in your tacos for grapes? The grapes add a fresh burst of flavor to all sorts of tacos including these chicken tacos from Grapes of California!

Click here for this grape recipe!
A graphic with the image of a cluster of grapes and the images of 3 recipes.

12 Delicious Grape Recipes

Clearly, we have an abundance of delicious grape recipes for you to try here at California Grown.

You know what they say… Can’t stop, won’t stop!

Click here for 12 more grape recipes to try!

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The Best Grape Recipes To Try Now! A meal set up with grilled chicken sandwiches on plates and sangria in cups.
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Sweet & Savory Grape Salad

When grapes are tossed with tender herbs, green onions, and lime zest then mixed with a vibrant honey lime dressing and Cotija cheese it makes for a side dish that is pure bliss for your taste buds!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cilantro, cotija, grape, grape salad, honey, red grapes, salad, side dish, table grapes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 191kcal

Ingredients

  • tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • zest of 1 lime
  • tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey use agave syrup if vegan
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 cups red seedless California grapes halved
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño pepper
  • 2 green onions sliced thin
  • ¼ cup crumbled Cotija cheese omit if vegan

Instructions

To make the dressing:

  • Whisk together the oil, lime juice, honey or agave, and salt in a large bowl.

To make the salad:

  • Stir the grapes, cilantro, jalapeño, lime zest, and green onions into the bowl with the dressing.
  • Sprinkle the top with the Cotija cheese and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg

Frequently asked questions about cooking with grapes.

Can grapes be used in cooking?

Yes! Grapes are delicious cooked in all sorts of ways from roasted to grilled!

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