Cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla combine in this decadent dessert-like salad dish for an irresistibly sweet and creamy treat, complete with crunchy pecans for an irresistibly crunchy topping. A popular side dish served at Chicken Salad Chick restaurants nationwide and easy to prepare!
This copycat recipe of Chicken Salad Chick’s Grape Salad features an irresistibly creamy dressing that perfectly marries sweet and tart flavors, featuring vibrant red and green seedless grapes combined with crunchy pecans for an eye-catching dessert dish! For added flair, add mini chocolate chips for an irresistibly decadent snack or use this tasty salad as fruit dip.
Start this recipe off right by using a hand mixer to thoroughly blend cream cheese, sour cream and sugar until they form an even mixture. Next add grapes and gently stir until coated in cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate before covering bowl with plastic wrap and serving. Immediately before eating add brown sugar and pecans for extra flair!
This recipe requires few ingredients, yet can be customized to make it uniquely your own. Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar make for a tangier dressing while honey or maple syrup sweetens it further. Furthermore, toppings like roasted nuts or crumbled feta cheese enhance flavor and texture further.
To make this recipe, combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and beat well with either a hand or stand mixer to achieve a creamy texture. This sweet and crunchy grape salad makes a delicious side dish at potlucks and picnics; also perfect as an addition to meals at home! For extra flair add brown sugar and pecans before serving!
Sour cream is an integral component of this recipe, adding both tart flavor and thickening the cream cheese. Although you can purchase it from stores, homemade versions are more cost-effective – all it requires is one cup of low-fat cream mixed with some type of fermenting agent!
If you plan to serve this salad over several days, it is wise to prepare it the night before your plan to serve it in order to allow its flavors to develop fully and come together. Rinse and dry your grapes thoroughly prior to adding them into the mixture.
Revel in this irresistibly creamy combination of seedless grapes and cream cheese! This copycat version of Chicken Salad Chick’s famous side grape salad makes an irresistible side salad that travels well for cookouts or potlucks, requires minimal ingredients, and offers variety to meet individual preferences – such as brown sugar or pecans – or use mascarpone instead for richer texture!
To create this salad, first wash and dry your grapes before placing them into a bowl. Next, beat together cream cheese and sour cream until smooth in a mixing bowl before folding in sugar and vanilla extract. It can be stored for three days in the refrigerator, but for optimal results serve it immediately; avoid plastic containers as these could leach chemicals into food.
Vanilla is an indispensable ingredient in many delicious dishes, from sweet breads to hearty stews. Its rich aroma can elevate even the simplest dishes, adding depth of flavor that really stands out. Vanilla also boasts many health benefits: vanillin has been shown in test tube studies to possess anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.
This copycat version of Fancy Nancy Chicken Salad grape salad utilizes Fuji apples for crispiness, seedless grapes for sweetness, and pecans as a delectable crunch – creating the ideal side dish to share during lunch with a partner or enjoy as an afternoon snack! Plus it’s perfect for potluck dinners or Easter brunch!
Make an exquisite grape salad using cream cheese, sour cream and sugar combined in an electric mixer until they form a smooth mixture. Next add vanilla essence. Finally fold in grape slices and pecans before refrigerating until ready to serve – optionally topping off your bowl with brown sugar and nuts prior to doing so!