Grape Salad is great for potlucks and barbecues! The crisp grapes with the creamy dressing is the perfect sweet treat for a hot day!
If you want something a little heartier, Broccoli Grape Pasta Salad is similar but more savory and perfect with all things barbecue.
Don’t let the name of this fool you.
It may be called a salad but there is absolutely nothing healthy about it! But man, is it good!
I made this strawberry pretzel salad last week and my 3 year old kept asking me why it was red. After telling him over and over again that it was because it had strawberries in it, he told me that he wanted a purple one.
And grape jello.
And while I couldn’t stomach anymore jello I knew the whole family would love this classic Grape Salad recipe.
It’s fresh grapes with a creamy dressing and topped with a sweet, crunchy topping! Everyone loved it and it was so easy to put together!
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Red grapes
- Green grapes
- Brown sugar
- Make dressing. Use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until well combined.
- Combine everything. Add grapes and toss to coat.
- Chill. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Add toppings. Before serving, sprinkle with brown sugar and chopped pecans.
Can You Make It Ahead?
You can make this fruit salad the morning before or even the night before you plan to serve it. I wouldn’t add the brown sugar and pecans until right before serving though.
Make sure to store it in the fridge in an airtight container.
More Fruit Salad Recipes
- Marshmallow Fruit Salad
- Tropical Marshmallow Fruit Salad
- Rainbow Fruit Salad
- Pina Colada Fruit Salad
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- 1 package, 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup 8 ounces sour cream
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 pounds seedless red grapes
- 2 pounds seedless green grapes
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
- Use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until well combined.
- Add grapes and toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Before serving, sprinkle with brown sugar and chopped pecans.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 3g
Try adding shredded mild cheddar to it! It’s absolutely amazing!
Instead of the brown sugar and pecans, I crushed a couple of Butterfinger candy bars and sprinkle on top. Really a hit.
Martha Lee says
Yes the grapes do need to be completely dry or the dressing will be watery.I leave the grapes whole.
Everyone raves about this grape salad whenever I make it! Very easy but make sure your grapes are very dry before adding the cream cheese mixture.
This sounds yummy! The “dressing” you use is the same recipe for a fruit dip that my family has used for years, so you have found a double duty recipe! Try it as a dip for your kiddos-big or small, everyone will love ❤ it. You could also use it as your base for fruit pizza! Wow, a triple use recipe! Anybody else have more ideas for this great dressing/dip/fruit pizza sauce?
How much does this recipe make?
Wonderful taste and presentation!!!! My aunt gave me this recipe a few years back and we love it… you won’t b disappointed when u make it!!!!
Has anyone ever made the salad with the grapes cut up instead of whole
It will be to watery if you cut them up
Bobbie L Hillis says
I have made with grapes cut in two halves. Trust me it doesn’t last long enough to get watery.
And make sure the grapes are completely dry.
Ronda Lambert says
I cut my grapes in half lengthwise if they are larger sized ones. I don’t find it makes it watery. But, then again, it never really lasts long enough to know if would get watery overnight. My son in law would eat a 50 gallon drum of it if I would make it for him.
*I also add a small tub of cool whip to mine.
Yes and it works the same I like mine cut up instead of whole
SUSAN GREEN says
I have made this for a while now. I use quite a bit more brown sugar and pecans, enough to completely cover the top. This is definitely one of my favorite things ever. It’s always a hit any time I have made it. Everyone always wants the recipe.
How many will this recipe serve?
Sounds good and a little different. Thank you and have a good weekend
Frances Mullins says
I use all red grapes but can use both
I LOVE this salad. I sprinkle the brown sugar on when I first make it. The sugar has melted by the time we’re ready to eat — yum yum.
Nutmeg Nanny says
Oh wow! This looks amazing :) I love grape salads!
this does look like a good salad for a party. yum!
I have made this in many times in the past. It is great but remember it will feed a crowd.
Oh my word, that looks so good!! I’ve never had strawberry pretzel salad, I need to get with the program :)
Nannette Smith says
This is one of our favorite summer salad…it is sooo yummy