Traditional grape salad recipes are loaded with sugar and fat, but we made this creamy grape dessert salad recipe healthier by using reduced-fat cream cheese instead of full-fat cream cheese and using half the sugar called for in classic recipes. Bring this healthy grape salad recipe to a potluck and watch it disappear in moments. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2013

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Ingredients

Directions

  • To prepare walnuts: Line a small baking pan with parchment paper or foil; coat with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

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  • Toss walnuts in a bowl with water. Sprinkle with brown sugar and salt; toss to coat well. Transfer to the prepared pan. Bake until the sugar is melted and the nuts are barely starting to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Cool in the pan until the sugar hardens, about 6 minutes.

  • To prepare salad: Meanwhile, combine sour cream, cream cheese, honey and vanilla in a food processor and puree until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a large bowl. Add grapes and gently stir to combine. Transfer to a serving dish. Crumble the candied walnuts on top just before serving.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store candied walnuts at room temperature for up to 8 hours; cover and refrigerate salad for up to 8 hours. Top the salad with the walnuts just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; 6.7 g total fat; 2.3 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium. 198 mg potassium; 20.6 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 18 g sugar; 2.5 g protein; 168 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 9 mcg folate; 35 mg calcium; 15 mg magnesium; 5 g added sugar;