Chicken Salad Chick has created an irresistibly creamy grape salad as a delectable side or dessert, complete with brown sugar and pecans for an irresistibly tasty experience.
Beat cream cheese, sour cream and granulated sugar until combined until smooth. Fold in grapes and vanilla; store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
What truly distinguishes this salad is its combination of textures and flavors: grapes add an unexpectedly sweet note while the creamy cheese mixture mellows into something satisfyingly smooth while crunchy pecans provide crunchiness! This sweet-savory combination is ideal for any meal!
If you’re searching for an amazing chicken salad to serve at lunch or supper, look no further! It makes an outstanding dish to bring to potlucks or picnics.
Duke’s mayonnaise is my personal preference, though Hellmann’s would work fine too. You can prepare this dish ahead of time and store it in the fridge before topping with brown sugar and pecans right before serving – this will prevent them from softening too soon and falling off of the salad! Additionally, make sure that grapes have been rinsed and drained completely prior to adding them into the dressing!
Contrary to many restaurant recipes that can be difficult to reproduce at home, this grape salad recipe is straightforward. Made with easily accessible ingredients from your grocery store and featuring grapes with creamy cream cheese and crunchy pecans – making for an irresistibly delicious combination!
Beginning by washing and removing stems from grapes. Allow to dry completely before adding them to a mixing bowl along with cream cheese, sugar and sour cream. Beat for two minutes using a handheld mixer until mixture is completely smooth before gently folding in vanilla bean extract.
Once ready to serve, mix together the pecans and brown sugar until evenly mixed. This dish works equally well as an accompaniment or light dessert and travels well to picnics, potlucks and family get-togethers.
Try serving this tasty treat as either a wrap or in Bibb lettuce cups for an impressive brunch or Thanksgiving table spread. Additionally, it can easily be prepared ahead of time and stored in the fridge until needed.
This rich blend of cream cheese and sour cream with its incredible combination of seedless grapes, roasted pecans, and brown sugar makes an irresistibly delectable dish for picnics, potlucks, or family reunions. Every time!
Original recipe calls for four cups of cooked, chopped chicken to add another level of flavor; you could also opt for leaving out this ingredient if desired.
If you’re trying to reduce calories, try swapping out cream cheese for mascarpone or using plain yogurt that has been strained overnight using several layers of paper towel to extract excess liquid and make it lighter. Or replace sour cream with tart thick Greek yogurt as a dairy-free option – making an exciting variety! Try swapping out pecans for almonds, cashews or sunflower seeds; adding lemon zest will elevate its citrus aromas even more and create an aromatic finish!
Chicken Salad Chick customers often request this creamy grape salad as an accompanying side dish, as its perfect balance of sweet, crunchy, and rich elements make it a favorite side dish. Fresh red and green grapes are covered with an irresistibly smooth combination of sugar, vanilla extract, sour cream and cream cheese before being finished off with brown sugar and crushed pecans for an irresistibly delicious crunch and finish.
This recipe makes an excellent brunch or picnic addition. It pairs nicely with grilled meats and sandwiches and makes an easy potluck contribution that travels well in airtight containers.
Refrigerate this chicken salad in an airtight container for up to three days, stirring every so often. For an added decadent touch, try switching out cream cheese for mascarpone in this recipe – though the mixture won’t freeze as well it still keeps well in the fridge and should last about two hours at room temperature before being refrigerated or stored away in the refrigerator.