Light & Creamy Grape Salad ~ The Favorite Traditional Grape Salad Recipe Lightened up with a Few Simple Ingredients!
A few years ago there was this big rage all over social media about all Minnesotans eating Grape Salad. From what I remember it made it sound like this was pretty much the only salad we knew how to make and it was at every function we ever went to. It may have made fun of all things Minnesotan, I’ll let you imagine that if you’ve ever watched Fargo, and may have made us look like hicks. This may or may not be the truth. I may have slightly exaggerated this in my head and made it a little more dramaworthy than it actually was. My point is apparently the Grape Salad is all the rage in Minnesota and I just might live under a rock because out of all the potlucks I’ve been to I’ve never once saw this salad!
Ever since I heard about the infamous Grape Salad thanks to social media I’ve been incredibly curious about this super popular salad in the great state of Minnesota. I’ve kept my eyes peeled at every gathering hoping for a glimpse of it and even better, a taste of it. I knew it would be bursting with fresh grapes yet creamy which I really couldn’t imagine being all that great. I love grapes. I love creamy. But mix them together and I was a little terrified. Therefore this summer I decided to take things into my own hands and make this for myself since no one else was doing it for me! Of course I lightened it up a bit from the recipe that I found to make it a little more bikini friendly, not that I wear one or ever will wear one, but in case you do well I was looking out for you. Your welcome.
My dear, sweet friends please run out to your local grocery store, recipe in hand, gather all the ingredients and make this stat. I know I said I couldn’t wrap my head around the flavor combo but wow it’s amazing. The cool grapes burst in your mouth full of flavor and the creamy dressing is nothing to shake your head at. This Minnesotan can finally say she’s ate the famous Grape Salad of our state and proudly say she’d make it for anything gathering that she goes too!
I lightened this grape salad up using zero-calorie Truvia® Natural Sweetener. My favorite secret ingredient because it helps me reduce the calories and sugar in this delicious salad while not sacrificing the flavor. Truvia® sweetener is natural, great-tasting sweetness that was born from the leaves of the stevia plant. This is bursting with grapes for a refreshing dish which is perfect for a hot summer day!
Light & Creamy Grape Salad
- 1 8 oz package Neufchatel cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup non-fat Greek Yogurt
- 2 Tbsp + 2 tsp Truvia
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 lbs seedless red grapes
- 2 lbs seedless green grapes
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Truvia Brown Sugar Blend
- 3 tablespoons chopped pecans
- In a large bowl, beat the Neufchatel cream cheese, yogurt, Truvia and vanilla until blended. Add grapes and toss to coat.
- Transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Sprinkle with Truvia brown sugar blend and pecans just before serving.
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