Southern Grape Salad

April 2, 2022
Southern Grape Salad

Hey, y’all! A common, yet perplexing to some, side dish in the south is grape salad. Those that have never tried it are usually surprised to see it served and/or on a menu. That said, try it once and you’ll never look back — it’s just that good, y’all. I’m so excited to share the recipe for Southern Grape Salad with you today!

This recipe stems from my Auntie JJ and is a part of a larger series, #CookingLikeJJ, which you can read more about here.

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Southern Grape Salad

Southern Grape Salad

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of grapes should I use for southern grape salad?

You can use green or red grapes; for visual interest, I like to use both!

I don’t like pecans; can I substitute for another nut?

Absolutely; walnuts go very well with this recipe, too!

Ingredients, Shopping List: Southern Grape Salad

  • green seedless grapes
  • red seedless grapes
  • cream cheese
  • sour cream
  • chopped pecans
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla
Southern Grape Salad

How To Make Southern Grape Salad

  1. Wash + dry grapes; remove all stems.
  2. To the bowl of your stand mixer, add cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla. Mix until well-combined.
  3. Add grapes and 3/4 c. chopped pecans. Fold in until incorporated.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with the remaining 1/4 c. of chopped pecans + brown sugar; enjoy!
Southern Grape Salad

Other Side Dishes You’ll Love

  1. Healthy Cucumber Greek Salad
  2. Pimento Cheese Pasta Salad
  3. Cheddar Twice-Baked Potatoes

The Recipe

Southern Grape Salad

Southern Grape Salad

JC Phelps
There's no side dish more deliciously sweet than Southern Grape Salad. This is a generations-old recipe that provides modern comfort!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 12 servings
Calories 342 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs. green seedless grapes
  • 1.5 lbs. red seedless grapes
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 3/4 c. sour cream
  • 3/4 c. chopped pecans
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla

Topping

  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. chopped pecans

Instructions
 

  • Wash + dry grapes; remove all stems.
  • To the bowl of your stand mixer, add cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla. Mix until well-combined.
  • Add grapes and 3/4 c. chopped pecans. Fold in until incorporated.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with the remaining 1/4 c. of chopped pecans + brown sugar; enjoy!

Nutrition

Sodium: 67mgCalcium: 62mgVitamin C: 4mgVitamin A: 432IUSugar: 27gFiber: 3gPotassium: 348mgCholesterol: 28mgCalories: 342kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 7gFat: 24gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 32gIron: 1mg
Keyword grape salad, southern grape salad
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About the Series: Cooking Like JJ

My Auntie JJ was the quintessential southern woman. She was classy, tasteful, always refined; an amazing cook and hostess; and did everything that she balanced – teaching, running businesses, raising a family, and keeping an immaculate home – with ease. She is one of the main inspirations behind JCP Eats, as she was the one who taught me about timeless, southern food and entertaining. When JJ passed away, I planned this series as a way to pay homage to her 91 years here on Earth; in a way, it’s a form of mourning – in another, it seems like my final gift to her. I hope y’all will enjoy this deep dive into the culinary archives of my family + Phelps Acres Farm. While I’ll never be able to cook as good as JJ, I can only strive to cook like JJ (hence the title of the series). Learn more here.

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Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

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