Thursday, May 5, 2016

Grape Salad with Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream

Grape Salad with Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream - get the recipe at
Sweet grapes, crunchy pecans, and vanilla bean sour cream are combined in this unexpected and delicious fruit salad. My boys went nuts over this salad the first time I made it and I couldn't stop eating bites of it myself.

I've made this simple grape salad countless times and my youngest son can not get enough of it. Every time he sees grapes in the store or in our refrigerator, he asks if we can make "the really good grape salad" again. How could I ever say no to that?

Several years ago, I tried a sweetened sour cream for the first time when I made a Layered Lemon Cheesecake. I was impressed by the difference a sprinkling of sugar made in the typically tangy (and sour) cream. If you haven't tried lightly sweetened sour cream before, you're in for a fun treat!

I have served this salad to several people who were shocked that the creamy dressing was simply sour cream. Years ago, we made versions of this salad with cool whip or pudding and I'm happy to say that this salad trumps those hands down. I would happily eat this salad for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert.

Grape Salad with Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream
Yield: 8 servings
(printable recipe)

1 pound green grapes, sliced in half lengthwise
1 pound red grapes, sliced in half lengthwise
1 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 vanilla bean, scraped or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

In a medium size bowl, stir together the sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Add the grapes and pecans to the bowl and stir to coat. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve. Enjoy!

Grape Salad with Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream - get the recipe at

{originally published 5/16/14 - recipe notes and photos updated 5/5/16}

Here are some more fruit salads you might like:
Berry Delicious Fruit Salad by Foodie Crush
Waldorf Fruit Salad by Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Blueberry Peach Fruit Salad with Thyme by Simply Recipes
Pineapple Mojito Fruit Salad by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Basil and Mint Melon Salad by The Noshery
Fruit Salad with Honey Yogurt Dressing by The Lemon Bowl
Grape Salad with Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream - get the recipe at


  1. Hi Mary, what a wonderful salad, this will be a real crowd pleasure here in my home. Thanks!

  2. Oh my gosh, it sounds so good!

  3. I think I've had something like this before - but I need to have it again. Yum - I know it is tasty. The photos are amazing! Drooling!

  4. This sounds way better than a cool whip version. I can't get enough fruit salad and love having new versions to try!

  5. This sounds so deliciously summery!! I can't wait to put a bowl of this together. I wonder how it would be with vanilla Greek yogurt instead of sour cream -- plus the vanilla bean -- cause I LOVE vanilla? What do you think?