Versatility of Grapes

Grapes are great eaten out of hand, but they have a place in the kitchen as well, and not just in fruit salads. These Natural Thompsons are perfect on cheese plates with their small size and crisp texture. They are also ideal for chutney. Or try adding them to chicken or turkey salad, especially with a little curry powder in the dressing.  One of my favorite main course salads combines smoked chicken with grapes, crumbled bacon, brie cheese, mixed greens, and shallot vinaigrette. Grapes can also replace apples or cherries desserts; they are a natural in tarts or strudels.
 
And compliments of the California Table Grape Commission

 

A grab n’ go snack

 

Rinse and pack small clusters in snack bags and keep them in the refrigerator.

 

A tasty, surprising dessert

 

Freeze grapes either on or off the stem for a cooling treat that’s a fresh alternative to ice cream.

 

They’re a versatile ingredient

 

The stunning colors and subtle flavors of fresh grapes from California make them an ideal addition to your family’s meals. They can add color, juiciness, sweet flavor and crunchy texture to salads, desserts, sauces and even pizza.

 

They make a remarkable drink

 

Making your own fresh grape juice is easy. Blend and strain or blend with ice for a richer texture and you and your guests will be amazed at the clean, crisp taste. Perfect by itself or mixed in a creative cocktail.

Enjoy!

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