Cool New Ways to Enjoy Grapes

Sweet, juicy grapes are wonderful on their own but even better in a dish. Explore the many ways to cool off with grapes this summer - including recipes kids will love making too!

To me, grapes are an ideal low maintenance, super sweet treat that I can eat day after day. And in the summer, each bite of juicy grape sweetness is an essential way to keep me — and my toddler — smiling after a long day in the sun. While we both love a simple, cold grape straight out of the fridge (and with our busy go-go-go lifestyle, that’s an easy snack that is a must!), I also enjoy incorporating them into my favorite recipes to keep the cool, easygoing grape attitude lasting beyond snack time. My picks for a grape summer dish lineup include:

Fancy Ants on a Log

Fancy Ants on a Log Recipe opens in a new tab

Take peanut butter and celery to a whole new level.

Sonoma Chicken Salad

Sonoma Chicken Salad Recipe opens in a new tab

This is a Whole Foods Market classic for a reason - it’s irresistible.

Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Grapes and Almonds

Quinoa Salad With Chicken, Grapes and Almonds Recipe opens in a new tab

Rotisserie chicken meat is a time saver, and this recipe is a great simple entree

Spicy Grape Salsa

Spicy Grape Salsa Recipe opens in a new tab

Comes together in minutes for the perfect fresh topping for summer grilling.

Double Grape Slushies

Double Grape Slushies Recipe opens in a new tab

An easy, sweet treat that’s Health Starts Here too.

Salad with Red Grapes and Feta
Savory Grape Salad Dressing

Savory Grape Salad Dressing Recipe opens in a new tab

Grapes serve as the surprising ingredient in this tasty dressing perfect for a simple side salad.

Grape and Watermelon Freezer Pops

Grape and Watermelon Freezer Pops Recipe opens in a new tab

Kids will love making and eating these.

Grape Tips

  • Purchase firm, fresh grapes without mold, brown or soft spots. Wash before eating and enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts.

  • Did you know? The greener the stems, the fresher the grapes.

  • Grapes are a refreshing treat all on their own, but have you tried freezing them? Rinse, dry and half grapes, then throw them in the freezer. Then you can pull out as few or as many as you like for a satisfying cold treat the whole family will love — no ice cream or ice pops in sight!

  • Frozen grapes are fantastic replacements for ice cubes that won’t water down your drink and provide a fun pop of color.

If you can keep grapes in the house long enough to make a recipe, what do you whip up?

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