Grape Salad in clear bowl with green grapes in background.
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Recipe for Grape Salad

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Summer is almost here, which means it’s time for barbecues and potlucks. One of my favorite things to make is this recipe for grape salad.

Whether you make it as a dessert or a side, your guests will enjoy it. It is often requested by friends and family and people have been known to steal the entire bowl when no one is looking.

Grape Salad with green grapes in background.

Ingredients You Will Need

  • Grapes
  • Sour Cream
  • Cream Cheese
  • Vanilla Instant Pudding
  • Vanilla
  • Granola
  • Brown Sugar
Ingredients for grape salad on counter.

Equipment You May Need

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixer
  • Spoon

Helpful Tips for Making Grape Salad

  • To soften the cream cheese, set it out for at least an hour before using it in the recipe.
  • Lay out grapes on a few layers of paper towels to dry. It is easier to stir in the other ingredients if the grapes are mostly dry.
  • The pudding mix will stiffen quickly so stir the grapes in gently.
  • Sometimes grapes can be hard to find. When I decided to make this recipe, I ended up going to or calling seven different grocery stores before I found them!
  • If grapes aren’t in season, be prepared for them to be expensive.

Variations and Substitutes

  • Use just green grapes, just red grapes, or a combination of the two.
  • Add chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans to the topping.

Other Recipes You May Like

If you like Grape Salad, you may also enjoy this Blueberry Crisp Recipe or this Strawberry Coffee Cake. Caramel Apple Grapes would also be good for dessert.

Final Thoughts

Because Grape Salad is easy to make, kids can help. It doesn’t require using heat so it’s also a nice recipe for the summer when most people don’t want to use the oven or stove.

Grape Salad in clear bowl with green grapes in background.
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Recipe for Grape Salad

This Recipe for Grape Salad is sweet and refreshing, perfect for barbecues and potlucks. It will leave your guests begging for more!
Course Dessert, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Grape Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Author Heidi Bruaw


  • 2 Pounds Green Grapes seedless
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 Package Vanilla Instant Pudding 4 serving size
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 1 Cup Granola without raisins


  • Wash grapes thoroughly and pat dry.
  • Using electric mixer, combine sour cream, cream cheese, vanilla instant pudding mix, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Use a spoon to stir in grapes.
  • In a separate bowl, stir brown sugar and granola together.
  • Sprinkle on top of grape mixture.
  • Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
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