Grape Salad

// Enjoy a fresh Grape Salad recipe with juicy grapes, crunchy walnuts, and creamy feta. Perfect for meal prep, stays fresh for 3 days.



Grape Salad is a super refreshing, delicious, and flavorful salad made with grapes, cucumber, greens, feta, walnuts, and raisins. It’s loaded with amazing flavors and various textures. This easy salad can be served as a refreshing meal any day.

Made using minimal ingredients, this is the best grape salad recipe ever. 

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A vibrant grape salad with feta cheese and walnuts on a bamboo serving board, accompanied by sliced cucumber and a slice of multigrain bread.

This vegetarian and vegan grape salad recipe is ready in just 5 minutes. Serve it as a fantastic side or even as a main meal.

About Grape Salad

Grape salad is a simple yet super exotic salad that celebrates flavors, textures, and tastes. Sweet, juicy red seedless grapes tossed in a creamy lemon-garlic dressing, with fruity raisins, crunchy walnuts, and crumbly feta cheese on top make this salad a feast in each bite.

It’s a super simple and tasty salad, made using just handy ingredients. Plus, this super easy-to-make salad can be enjoyed anytime as lunch or dinner.

Another great thing about this easy grape salad recipe is its versatility. You can swap the ingredients to suit your taste buds.

Red grapes are the star of this salad recipe, giving it a sweet and juicy taste. If you want a slightly tangier salad, you can also opt for seedless green grapes. You can also use a mix of red and green grapes.

I’ve added walnuts for a nice crunch and nuttiness. You can also use other nuts like pecans or almonds in this salad. Raisins add a beautifully sweet note and chewy texture to the salad. Raisins can be replaced with dried cranberries, dried apricots, or even sultanas.

Close-up of a colorful grape salad sprinkled with crumbled feta and walnuts, ready to be served at a casual dining setting.

Simple, Versatile & Delicious Grape Salad

Making this deliciously juicy grape salad is straightforward. Simply chop the ingredients, make the honey, lemon-garlic dressing, toss the salad with the dressing, and you’re done.

The addition of feta cheese gives it a creamy and tangy kick. But if you’re not a fan of feta cheese, then you can easily replace it with ricotta, grilled halloumi, goat cheese, grilled paneer, or cottage cheese. You can also make it without adding any cheese, and it would still taste so good.

It’s a super pretty, and gourmet-looking salad that can also be served at get-togethers or parties along with other salads and main dishes.

It blends to shine at any dinner table. So, whether you make it a regular meal or serve it on a special occasion, it will come out as a winner.

This easy salad is wonderful because it mingles different flavors and textures so well.

This dish is versatile and can be adapted to fit any meal, season, or occasion, proving that salad recipes with grapes can indeed be both luxurious and easy to prepare.

This Grape Salad

✓ Is light and refreshingly delicious

✓ Is ideal for any season

✓ Has a mix of crunchy, creamy textures

✓ Has a burst of juicy flavors

✓ Is super versatile

✓ Can be served as a side or a main dish

✓ Is packed with vitamins & minerals

✓ Is vegetarian & gluten-free

✓ Can also be made vegan

✓ Is a great source of antioxidants

✓ Can also be made using green grapes

✓ Is a healthy and delicious choice

✓ Is perfect for any day

✓ Can also be packed in a lunch box

Ingredients

This recipe for grape salad uses very simple and basic ingredients that are readily available in any pantry.

  • Grapes: The star ingredient of this salad recipe. Although I’ve added red grapes here, you can also use black or green varieties. You can even use a mix of red, green, and black grapes.

  • Greens: I’ve used watercress to make this salad. However, you can surely use any other greens of your choice.

  • Feta: Crumbled feta cheese is used to give this salad a creamy, salty, and tangy taste. You can also cube the feta cheese. If you are not a fan of feta cheese, you can omit it from the recipe.

  • Nuts & Dried Fruits: I’ve used toasted, crumbled walnuts. They add a crunchy and nutty texture. Toasting the walnuts before adding them to the salad is recommended as it brings out their intense flavor. I’ve also added some raisins for a fruity note.

  • Dressing: I’ve prepared an aromatic, tangy, spicy, and mildly sweet dressing using garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, dried oregano, honey, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. This light and refreshing dressing enhances the taste of the salad.

You can also use a creamy yogurt or sour cream dressing.

Gourmet grape salad with fresh greens, red grapes, cucumber slices, and a nutty topping, served on a modern plate with artisan bread.

Variations

Grape Almond Feta Salad

To make this version of the salad, swap the walnuts with toasted almonds.

Green Grapes Salad

For a green grapes salad, substitute the red grapes with fresh and juicy green grapes.

Grape Salad with Chicken

If you love adding some animal protein to your salad, try making a chicken salad with grapes by including some grilled chicken pieces. It adds extra protein and makes it more filling.

Vegan Grape Salad

To make a vegan version of this salad, ensure you replace the feta cheese with a vegan feta cheese alternative. You can also skip adding feta cheese.

Grape Chickpea Salad

If you enjoy eating chickpea salad, then you can add canned or cooked chickpeas to this salad.

Broccoli Grape Salad: 

If you like broccoli in salads, add a handful of blanched or chopped broccoli to this salad.

Grape Salad with Cream Cheese

To make cream cheese grape salad, replace the feta cheese with dollops of softened cream cheese.

Serving Suggestions

This salad tastes best when served cold or immediately after preparing it. You can serve grape salad as a side dish with garlic bread, Ratatouille pasta, and spinach soup for a complete meal. 

You can also serve it with other fruit salad such as orange salad, or strawberry salad.

It can also be served as a main dish.

Storage Suggestions

You can store the salad ingredients and dressing separately in the refrigerator. This grape salad can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, making it a wonderful option for meal prep.

To store, place sliced grapes and vegetables in separate airtight containers. Also, store the dressing in a separate container. When you’re ready to serve, arrange the salad on a tray, drizzle it with the dressing, and enjoy.

Meal Prep: For meal prep, you can chop all the veggies and grapes and add them to jars to make individual portions. Also, divide the dressing accordingly, pour it over the salad jars, and toss well.

Top with walnuts and raisins and enjoy your individual serving of grape salad.

As it stays fresh for up to 3 days, it is also a wonderful addition to summer BBQs or any house party. So, make it ahead for parties and enjoy fuss-free hosting.

Elegantly plated grape salad with an array of textures from crispy greens, creamy feta, and walnuts, garnished with a golden fork on the side.

Tips & Tricks to Make the Best Grape Salad

  1. Refrigeration: The greens wilt over time, so to maintain the freshness of this salad, add the dressing just before you’re planning to serve it. Also, keep the grape salad and dressing in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.

  2. Grapes: You can use any variety of grapes. For the best taste and texture, ensure the grapes are fresh, plump, and have firm skin.

  3. Toasting: Walnuts taste much better after toasting, so make sure to toast them to bring out more flavor.

  4. Toppings: I’ve used walnuts and raisins here. You can add any nuts or seeds of your choice.

  5. Herbs: For a refreshing touch, you can also try adding a handful of fresh herbs, such as mint or basil.

  6. Greens: I’ve used watercress here, but you can also use other greens like spinach, kale, arugula, or even lettuce. You can also use a mix of greens.

  7. Protein: For added protein, you can include beans such as chickpeas or kidney beans. You can also add some meat protein, such as shrimp or grilled chicken.

FAQ

How long can I keep the grape salad in the refrigerator?

The grape salad keeps well for up to 3 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator without the dressing. Simply store the salad and dressing separately and drizzle the dressing over the salad only before serving to keep it fresh.

Can I use any kind of grapes?

Yes, you can choose any variety of grapes for this recipe.

Can I make it ahead of time?

Yes, making this salad in advance is practical as it stays fresh for up to 3 days. Simply prepare the vegetables, make the dressing, and store them. Add the walnuts and dressing right before serving the salad.

How can I make it healthier?

Consider using Greek yogurt in the dressing for more protein and less fat.


Grape Salad (Step-by-step photo instructions)

Prepare the Veggies

  1. Wash and de-stem grapes. You can either halve the grapes or use them whole. Set aside.
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  3. Thinly slice 1/2 cucumber. Reserve for the salad.
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Make the Lemon Vinaigrette:

  1. In a jar, add the minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, honey, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, and pepper to taste.
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  3. 2. Whisk well until well combined.
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  5. Add salt to taste and whisk again; your vinaigrette is ready.
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Make Grapes Salad

  1. Arrange the watercress (or any other greens) on a large platter or in a bowl. Alternatively, divide between 4 bowls.
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  3. Place the sliced cucumbers, red grapes, walnuts, raisins, crumbled feta, and sunflower seeds on top.
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  5. Drizzle the lemon vinaigrette over the salad, or serve it on the side. Your Grapes Walnut Salad with Zesty Citrus Dressing is ready to delight your taste buds!
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Grape Salad [Recipe]

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Enjoy a fresh Grape Salad recipe with juicy grapes, crunchy walnuts, and creamy feta. Perfect for meal prep, stays fresh for 3 days.
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(Rating: 5 from 6 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
5 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Salads American 4
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
320 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Grape Salad
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups watercress, washed and trimmed
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
For the Dressing
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes (adjust to your spice preference)

INSTRUCTIONS:

Prepare the Veggies
  1. Wash and de-stem grapes. You can either halve the grapes or use them whole. Set aside.
  2. Thinly slice 1/2 cucumber. Reserve for the salad.
Make the Lemon Vinaigrette:
  1. In a jar, add the minced garlic, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, honey, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, and pepper to taste.
  2. 2. Whisk well until well combined.
  3. Add salt to taste and whisk again; your vinaigrette is ready.
Make Grapes Salad
  1. Arrange the watercress (or any other greens) on a large platter or in a bowl. Alternatively, divide between 4 bowls.
  2. Place the sliced cucumbers, red grapes, walnuts, raisins, crumbled feta, and sunflower seeds on top.
  3. Drizzle the lemon vinaigrette over the salad, or serve it on the side. Your Grapes Walnut Salad with Zesty Citrus Dressing is ready to delight your taste buds!

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NOTES:

  1. You can use any variety of grapes. For the best taste and texture, ensure the grapes are fresh, plump, and have firm skin.
  2. Walnuts taste much better after toasting, so make sure to toast them to bring out more flavor.


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