One of the best things about summer is the abundance and availability of fresh produce. Although it is now easier to buy fresh produce year round, to get the best deals on fruits that you love you should buy them when they are in season.
Right now is a great time to buy and enjoy California Cherries. Cherries are a versatile ingredient for pies, desserts, and more! They are also a sweet treat by themselves. For a delicious cherry and asparagus salad recipe to try this summer, click here! Even more awesome recipes that incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables can be found at the Fruits and Vegetables More Matters website.
Grapes, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are also in season during the summer months. Remember to always try and fill half your plate with fresh produce, and to take advantage of the bountiful amount available during the summer! Check back at our blog throughout the summer for more yummy recipes!
“This grape salad works as a salad or a desert! Guaranteed someone will want to know who made it.” – Grandma Louise
8 cups King Fresh grapes (Red grapes are best, the rest are good!)
8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. sour cream (You can use plain Greek yogurt as a healthier option)
½ cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup chopped pecans (Pecans are best, other nuts are good!)
Wash and de-stem the grapes.
Mix room temperature cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar into a bowl. Stir dressing onto clean, DRY grapes.
Mix brown sugar and chopped pecans and sprinkle heavily on top of grape salad and serve. (Grandma Wheezy stirs toppings into grapes and then covers the top again for extra sweetness!)
There is usually dressing left over so make sure you use enough to cover grapes well. Then you can add more grapes, if necessary…if not the dressing stays great in the refrigerator.
A Healthy & Sweet Treat! …Bon Appetit!
This Family Recipe was Contributed by: Paige Wilson (granddaughter of Louise)