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Grape Salad

Updated on October 30, 2012

Grape Salad

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The Oldest Cultivated Crop???

According to my research, grapes are one of the oldest cultivated crops in history (cultivation of this crop began in the Neolithic period, 6000-6500 B.C.). Grape cultivation spread throughout Europe during the Greek and Roman empires. Then around 1700, the Spanish brought cultivated grapes to California. Since their arrival, many different species of grapes have been brought over and developed here. Approximately 90% of the grapes grown in the United States today come from California. Grapes are nutricious, as they contain natural sugar, dietary fiber, iron, and potassium. Grapes come in many varieties and colors. The type of grape you use may be dependent upon the purpose of the grape. Grapes are eaten as fruit right off the vine. They are also used in making wine, grape seed oil, dried fruit (raisins), grape juice, ethanol, and distilled liquors. Grapes are essentially harvested during the summer and early fall.

This salad includes the nutricious and delicious properties of grapes with cream cheese, vanilla, sour cream, sugar, and nuts to create a great dessert salad that also can be eaten as a snack. This salad is served chilled. Give this salad a try. I don't think you will be disappointed. This is a great dish to take to family gatherings or church picnics.

Cook Time

Prep time: 6 hours 30 min
Ready in: 6 hours 30 min
Yields: Several Servings


  • 2 lb. white seedless grapes (green ones)
  • 2 lb. red seedless grapes, (can substitute black seedless if you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese
  • 1 8 oz container sour cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Mix cream cheese, sour cream, white sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Add grapes and stir them up until all grapes are well coated.
  3. Mix nuts and brown sugar in a small bowl. Then sprinkle on top of the grapes.
  4. Refrigerate at least 6 hours before serving so that the flavors soak in and blend. Serve chilled. Soooooo delicious!


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    • beccacooling profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Southwest Georgia

      Thank you Carol7777. I agree with you, anything with cream cheese definitely has me drooling. I love cream cheese -- it makes everything better. :)

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Lots of sweetness here. Anything with cream cheese has me chomping at the bit. Thanks for sharing this luscious recipe. I am voting up ..It is certainly different.


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