Grapes are a great food. Open up a bag of grapes, pluck them from the stems, and just pop them in your mouth one after the other. They’ve got a nice crunch, and they’re yummy. But that can get kind of boring. Sweeten things up and cook with grapes and make grape salads!
Grapes are a very good source of Vitamin K and Vitamin C, as well as iron and potassium. They’re also low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Grapes of all colors are a natural source of beneficial antioxidants and other polyphenols.
Pick grapes that are firm and plump, not wet and shriveled. Stems should be green and flexible, which is an indication of freshness. A powdery-white coating on grapes is okay! Known as bloom, this is a natural occurring substance that is non-toxic. Check out the end of the article below to see how to properly wash your grapes before eating!
Cooking with grapes can seem kind of foreign and weird. Our collection of delicious grape recipes below takes off that pressure. Pick one and get cooking!
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Rustic Pizza with Ham, Grapes, and Shallots
Sweet grapes beautifully compliment sharp cheddar cheese and salty ham on this stunning pizza. It’s surprisingly easy to make, too! Any kid will love this tasty pizza. Make it instead of ordering pizza, and let your kids help by putting on the toppings.
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Get the recipe here for Rustic Pizza with Ham, Grapes, Shallots, Cheese, Honey and Thyme
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken and Grape Skewers
Bring the taste of the Mediterranean to your home with this amazing grape recipe! Grapes and chicken are marinaded in olive oil, garlic, rosemary, and oregano, which gives them lots of flavor! Then, the skewers are grilled to perfection. Yum, yum, yum!
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Get the recipe here for Mediterranean Grilled Chicken and Grape Skewers
Sweet Grape and Pasta Salad
This grape pasta salad is a fun spin on traditional pasta salad. It’s also super healthy and gluten-free, made with Greek yogurt, orange juice, and fresh parsley. It makes the perfect after school snack or quick dinner – or both! (Yes, your kids will love it that much.)
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Get the recipe here for Sweet Grape n’ Pasta Salad
Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Grapes, Pecans, and Pecorino
Roasted grapes are combined with caramelized Brussels sprouts and toasted pecans for a very festive and fall-inspired side dish! Pecorino is a hard Italian cheese made from ewe’s milk. It’s not found in most grocery stores, so use Parmesan or Asiago in this tangy grape recipe.
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Get the recipe here for Pan-charred Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Grapes, Pecans & Pecorino
Grilled Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
These chicken salad wraps are packed with protein! They’re also super duper easy to make and very nutritious. If your kids aren’t fans of lettuce, use whole wheat bread or whole wheat tortillas instead!
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Get the recipe here for Grilled Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Roasted grapes and goat cheese are piled on top of baked sweet potatoes and then drizzled with honey. This grape recipe just screams holidays! Your kids are sure to love these “sweet” sweet potatoes. Dig in!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Grape, Goat Cheese & Honey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Prosciutto, Cheese, and Grape Skewers
Three simple ingredients come together to create a scrumptious appetizer or snack – whichever you please. On top of that, these little skewers are quite possibly the easy and quickest thing to make in the world. You can also use ham as a substitute for prosciutto, as it may be too salty for some kids’ taste.
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Get the recipe here for Prosciutto, Cheese and Grapes Skewers
Roasted Grape Flatbread with Rosemary
This flatbread might be the most delicious flatbread you’ll ever have – EVER. Roasted grapes on flatbread covered in melty mozzarella is surprisingly tasty. So tasty, in fact, that even your littlest eaters will gobble up this grape recipe, aka this is a fuss-free meal. Hello, weekday winner!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Grape Flatbread with Rosemary
Bruschetta with Ricotta and Baked Grapes
Try this savory yet sweet grape dish for your next holiday party or as a snack for your kids. Slightly crunchy, toasted bread is topped with grapes that have been baked in the oven and creamy ricotta. Divine!
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Get the recipe here for Bruschetta with Ricotta and Baked Grapes
Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad
Sweet grapes and broccoli are tossed with al dente pasta, crispy bacon, and pecans, creating the most amazing pasta salad. Your family will really enjoy this grape recipe, whether they’re a broccoli salad fan or not!
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Get the recipe here for Broccoli, Grape and Pasta Salad
Roasted Grape and Rosemary Goat Cheese Tarts
These cute little tarts are packed full of flavor and are grain-free. Roasting grapes brings out their natural sweetness. In this grape recipe, they’re paired with tart goat cheese, earthy rosemary, and fresh garlic. Plus, they can be served for or with any meal!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Grape and Rosemary Savory Goat Cheese Mini Tarts
Roasted Grapes with Oozy Cheese
This is kind of a DIY grape recipe. You simply prepare the ingredients: beautifully roasted grapes, triple-cream cheese, and freshly sliced baguette. Then, your kids help themselves! Let them put cheese and grapes on their own slice of baguette and have at it!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Grapes with Oozy Cheese
Roasted Grape, Blue Cheese, and Honey Crostinis
Although this grape recipe calls for only five ingredients, it’s guaranteed to be a hit with your kids or at any party! Roasted grapes, toasted baguette, blue cheese, honey, and olive oil come together for a stunning and delicious appetizer or quick snack. Yummy!
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Grape, Blue Cheese and Honey Crostini
For a quick and creamy side salad, try out this grape recipe! It’s easy to make and is prepared beforehand, so you don’t have to worry about making it the day of. Leftovers can easily be put back in the fridge until you’re ready to have another bite!
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Get the recipe here for Grape Salad
Grape, Almond, and Olive Oil Cake
Hear me out with this recipe. I know grapes and olive oil in a cake seem a little crazy, but trust me when I say that this cake is absolutely delicious. Plus, it takes only a few minutes to make and your kids will love this unique dessert!
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Get the recipe here for Grape, Almond and Olive Oil Cake
Concord Grape Cornmeal Cake
This grape cornmeal cake is reminiscent of a blueberry cake, except sweeter and not tart. This easy yet yummy cake can be served at brunch or for dessert and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or Concord grape sherbet – the recipe is below!).
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Get the recipe here for Concord Grape Cornmeal Cake
Concord Grape Thyme Bars
These grape bars are really something special. Concord grapes are cooked down with thyme to make a lovely jam then used as filling for these buttery bar cookies. Serve with a class of milk for an after school snack!
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Get the recipe here for Concord Grape Thyme Bars
Roasted Grape and Mascarpone Cheese Pie
This grape recipe may seem a little intimidating, but, if you’re up for a challenge, you’ll find that this amazing pie was totally worth it! Roasted grapes and mascarpone cheese are baked in a homemade pie crust to utter perfection. Of course, you can also use a store bought pie crust instead of making your own and substitute mascarpone cheese with blended cream cheese and whipping cream.
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Get the recipe here for Roasted Grape and Mascarpone Cheese Pie
Homemade Concord Grape Fruit Leather
Any child is guaranteed to love this homemade grape fruit leather! It’s such a great alternative for those sugary Fruit Roll Ups, and you can easily pack it for your kids for lunch. Plus, it’s sugar free and has a TRUE grape flavor.
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Get the recipe here for Homemade Concord Grape Fruit Leather
Chocolate Covered Grape Skewers
Chocolate covered grapes just might taste better than their strawberry counterpart. Seriously, that’s how good these are! Not only are these skewers easy to make (not to mention pretty), but they also make the perfect afternoon snack and birthday party treat.
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Get the recipe here for Embarrassingly Easy Chocolate Covered Grape Skewers
Pancakes with Concord Grape Syrup
Brighten up your mornings with this grape syrup that is absolutely to die for. An alternative to maple syrup (and that high fructose corn syrup stuff), this syrup is sweet and fruity with an intense grape flavor. Try serving it over ice cream, waffles, and yogurt to mix it up!
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Get the recipe here for Pancakes with Concord Grape Syrup
Your kids will want to pop these poppers in their mouths all day long. No kidding! These grape poppers are a great way to sneak in fruits, and they’re ridiculously easy to make. You can even let your kids help you in the kitchen with this grape recipe!
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Get the recipe here for Grape Poppers
Homemade Grape Jam
After you make this grape jam, you will never buy store-bought jams again. Why should you make your own jam? You can control the amount of sugar and the texture (smooth or chunky or something in between). It’s also much healthier than the ones sold in stores. And absolutely scrumptious!
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Get the recipe here for Small Batch Homemade Grape Jam
Caterpillar Grape Kabobs
How CUTE are these kabobs? They are perfect for a child’s birthday party or even as a festive after school snack (for you as much as for your kids). Even picky eaters will love them because they make eating fun. Even better: let them make their own kabobs!
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Get the recipe here for Caterpillar Grape Kabobs
Concord Grape Sherbet
Don’t be intimidated by this grape recipe, please! All it takes is four ingredients and some time, and you’ll have a beautiful sherbet you won’t find in any grocery store or ice cream shop. Your kids will love it too!
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Get the recipe here for Concord Grape Sherbet
Sweet and Sour Grape Smoothie
This grape recipe is a great way to use green grapes that are too sour for your kids’ taste. Simply throw them in the freezer then blend with water and vanilla yogurt. Bam, you’ve got a grape smoothie! And it’s pretty darn good too.
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Get the recipe here for Sweet and Sour Grape Smoothie
Concord Grape Pie
This pie might become a new holiday favorite at your home. Move over, pumpkin pie! It’s not complicated to make and has a sweet, delicate flavor that any family member of yours will enjoy – even your picky eaters.
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Get the recipe here for Concord Grape Pie
Green Grape Sorbet
This recipe calls for only one ingredient. Yup, you read that right. ONE ingredient. Simply freeze green grapes, blend them, and enjoy! You can also use whatever grapes you have on hand at the moment. This grape sorbet makes a great after school snack.
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Get the recipe here for Green Grape Sorbet
How to Wash Grapes the Right Way
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