Southern Grape Salad

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Grape salad is a classic dish that’s been a staple in Southern cuisine for generations. Made with juicy, seedless grapes and a creamy dressing, it’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors. Whether you’re looking for a side dish to serve at your next family gathering or a light lunch option, Southern grape salad is a versatile and delicious option.

History of Grape Salad

Grape salad is a dish that has been around for quite some time. It’s believed to have originated in the southern United States, where grapes were plentiful and a popular crop. Early versions of the dish often featured grapes mixed with mayonnaise and sugar, which sounds unusual but was considered a delicacy at the time.

Over the years, grape salad has evolved to include a wider range of ingredients and flavor profiles. Today, it’s common to see recipes that include cream cheese, sour cream, and nuts. Some variations even incorporate other fruits like strawberries or apples.

Here’s the recipe :


16 oz. sour cream
16 oz. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
Couple squirts of pure vanilla
Approx. 4 lbs. green seedless grapes
Approx. 4 lbs. red seedless grapes
Maybe 4 cups pecans
1 quart strawberries


1. Blend cream cheese and sugar together, then, add sour cream and vanilla.
2. Fold in all other ingredients making sure to coat evenly. Save a little fruit and pecans for garnishing.
When I do this for me, I use the low fat sour cream and cream cheese. I also use Splenda. You can use any other fruits you want. (If you use apples, be sure to do a lemon juice/water bath on them first.) You can also sprinkle with brown sugar.

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