Creamy Grape Salad Dessert

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Warning! This dessert is highly addictive and hard to stop eating! Don't be fooled by the humble ingredients, this is easy to make, very refreshing, and is perfect to bring to a BBQ. Truthfully, the first time I heard of this grape dessert, the ingredients did not appeal to me. But when I tasted it, OMG! This is one of those recipes you'll be making again and again and chances are you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen. Easily doubles for more people.

Creamy Grape Salad Dessert

Warning! This Creamy Grape Salad Dessert with Greek yogurt and cream cheese is highly addictive and hard to stop eating!

Don’t be fooled by the humble ingredients in this Creamy Grape Salad Dessert. This easy grape salad is very refreshing and perfect for bringing to a potluck. Truthfully, the ingredients did not appeal to me the first time I heard about this grape dessert. But when I tasted it, OMG! This recipe is one that you’ll be making again and again, and chances are you have most of the ingredients in your kitchen. If you want to try some other fruit salad recipes, check out my Autumn Apple and Grape Medley and Ambrosia Fruit Salad.

What is grape salad made of?

Typically, grape salad is made with cream cheese and sour cream. I wanted to lighten it up, so I used fat-free Greek yogurt and light cream cheese. This dessert is also a great way to use up grapes that aren’t that sweet.

Here are all the ingredients you’ll need to make this healthy grape salad:

  • Green and red grapes
  • Greek yogurt
  • Cream cheese
  • Agave
  • Vanilla extract

To make the crunchy topping, you’ll need brown sugar and chopped pecans or walnuts.

How do you make creamy grape salad?

This grape salad couldn’t be easier to make! Plus, it’s easy to double. That’s why it’s so ideal for making for a party.

  • Cut the grapes in half.
  • Mix the yogurt, cream cheese, agave, and vanilla.
  • Stir the grapes into the creamy mixture.
  • Combine the brown sugar and walnuts.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the grapes.
  • Chill until ready to serve.

How to Prep Ahead

You need to chill this grape salad before serving it so you can make it a day in advance. Just cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate. I’d wait to top it with the nut mixture until right before serving. This salad will last up to three days in the refrigerator.

Variations & Tips:

  • Creamy Ingredients: Use vanilla Greek yogurt or fat-free cream cheese if you prefer.
  • Grapes: Use all red or all green grapes. If you want to keep the grapes whole, feel free. You could also switch try it with strawberries and blueberries instead of grapes.
  • Sweetener: If your grapes are pretty sweet, feel free to cut back on the agave. You can also sub honey for agave.
  • Flavor: Add cinnamon or lemon zest to switch up the flavor.
  • Nuts: If you’re allergic to nuts, swap them with granola or sunflower seeds.

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Warning! This dessert is highly addictive and hard to stop eating! Don't be fooled by the humble ingredients, this is easy to make, very refreshing, and is perfect to bring to a BBQ. Truthfully, the first time I heard of this grape dessert, the ingredients did not appeal to me. But when I tasted it, OMG! This is one of those recipes you'll be making again and again and chances are you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen. Easily doubles for more people.
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Creamy Grape Dessert

171 Cals 5.5 Protein 34 Carbs 8 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yield: 8 servings
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
This Creamy Grape Dessert is easy to make, very refreshing, and perfect to bring to a BBQ or potluck.

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb green seedless grapes, washed and dried well
  • 1 lb red seedless grapes, washed and dried well
  • 8 oz fat free Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 4 oz light cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup agave, or sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping:

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, or pecans

Instructions

  • Cut grapes in half and set aside.
  • Mix yogurt, cream cheese, agave and vanilla until blended well.
  • Stir grapes into mixture, and pour in large serving dish.
  • Combine brown sugar and crushed walnuts. Sprinkle over top of grapes to cover completely.
  • Chill until ready to serve.

Notes

Modified from Recipe Zaar.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/8th, Calories: 171kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 5.5g, Fat: 8g, Fiber: 1.5g
WW Points Plus: 6
Keywords: Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian Meals

 

 

 

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158 comments

  1. Amazing! I substituted the white sugar with 8 packets of granulated stevia (equivalent to 1/3 cup of sugar) and I topped with brown sugar. Will be making this often. Thanks for lightening up this classic recipe!

  2. Any suggestions for a nut substitute for those with allergies? I like the idea of something crunchy on top!

  3. Addictive 

  4. I pulsed the grapes in the foo processor and could not finish the recipe until next morning. After sitting in the fridge over night, they had given off a lot of juice. Afraid that the final dessert might be too runny–I added a finely shopped Granny Smith apple (for the thickening agent f the pectin) and 2 teaspoons of lemon zest (always a plus with berry dishes!). The final result was a variety of textures and a delicious dessert. 

  5. Made this for a potluck and people raved about it! It tasted absolutely delicious and made for a healthy dessert alternative to the various cookies and brownies there.

  6. Love, Love this recipe. I used Fat free cream cheese so the points for cream cheese went from 10 to 3 for that part of the recipe. 

  7. Have made this 3 times. Sprinkled Heath toffee bits on it last time. Left out pecans and brown sugar.. Served it alongside corned beef and cabbage at potluck. Took home an empty bowl.
    Thanks, Gina!

  8. Is your calorie count/WW points for plain Greek yogurt or vanilla Greek yogurt? I’m thinking vanilla would probably taste better, but wanted to know what you are using and what’s included in the points. Thanks! I make the regular version of this and it is sooo good! Can’t wait to try this reduced fat/calorie version! 

  9. Sounds YUMMY! Do you have to use fruit. I just use granola in a recipe that I have from my grandma. What would the points be if there was no fruit, just granola?

  10. I love this recipe and have made it several times. I usually use fat free cream cheese & fat free vanilla yogurt since it makes it healthier and gives it a great flavor.

  11. made this last night… O.M.G. It is WONDERFUL! I will definitely be making this again. I only used 2 Tbsp of agave instead of the 1/4 cup and thought it was plenty sweet enough! Thanks!

  12. I am definitely going to try this as I have just posted how much beneficial grapes are for our skin, hair and overall health. http://creativecrecy.blogspot.com/2014/06/8-health-and-beauty-benefits-of-eating.html#more

  13. Oh no! Why did I try this? Now I want to eat the whole bowl…eek. I will be strong and save the leftovers for breakfast tomorrow morning!! Wonderful!! : )

  14. Delicious recipe! I made this with granola sprinkled on right before serving instead of nuts and it was very good

  15. I am making this for a church fellowship tomorrow. I have not tried it yet, but from all the rave reviews, I am sure it will be delicious!It will be the perfect light dessert to go with our cookout.