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


Recipe Summary

20 mins


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

  • 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.


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

1/2 cup
143 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 20.6g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 17.6g; fat 6.7g; saturated fat 2.3g; cholesterol 10.9mg; vitamin a iu 167.5IU; vitamin c 2.6mg; folate 8.8mcg; calcium 35.1mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 15.2mg; potassium 197.9mg; sodium 54.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 5g.

1 fruit, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 1/2 fat