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Grape Salad with Yogurt and Pecans


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5 from 15 votes
Total Time : 40 mins
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Last Updated on March 23, 2023 by Corinne Schmitt

This Grape Salad with Yogurt and Pecans is a delicious, light and healthy dish that is perfect for a summer day, or any day of the year. The combination of flavors in this easy salad recipe make it irresistible – sweet grapes, creamy yogurt and crunchy pecans make it crave-worthy.

One of the best things about this easy recipe is that it’s creamy, and refreshing which makes it perfect for potlucks and BBQs. If you love simple salads like this one you may also enjoy this Apple Coleslaw Salad recipe.

Grape Salad with Yogurt and Pecans in a serving bowl.

Grape with Pecans

One of my favorite things about making this simple salad is that not only is it so easy to make, but it’s also filled with so many nutritious ingredients. The pecans alone pack nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, and thiamine.

Why I Love This Recipe

This creamy salad is a delightful, nutritious dish that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds. The combination of sweet grapes, creamy yogurt and nutty pecans create an undeniably delicious flavor perfect for summertime meals, or anytime.

  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters

If you love salads like this that are perfect for gatherings and parties, you may also enjoy this Bombay Salad recipe.

Ingredients

Grape Salad with Yogurt and Pecans ingredients.

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this delicious recipe. All of these ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store, which can help you save time by not needing to make several trips to the store.

Grapes – I like to use a mixture of red and green grapes for this recipe.

Dairy Products – You will need both plain Greek yogurt, and cream cheese for this recipe.

Sugar – For this recipe you will need both granulated sugar and brown sugar to make this simple salad.

Substitutions

Nuts: Instead of pecans, you can swap them out for chopped walnuts if you prefer.

Grapes: Instead of using a mixture of grapes, you can also use all of one color if you prefer.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Sour Cream: Instead of using Greek yogurt, you could use sour cream instead.

Raisins: You can also add raisins to the salad for some added sweetness.

Pineapple: To make this dish even sweeter, you could also include some chunks of pineapple in the mix.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

You only need a couple simple tools to help you make this easy recipe. Gather these tools and get ready to enjoy this sweet salad.

Large mixing bowl – You will need a bowl large enough to fit all the grapes.

Hand mixer – The hand mixer does the best for making the simple dressing for this salad.

How to Make Grape Salad with Yogurt and Pecans

Making this creamy sweet salad is so simple. Just follow the instructions below and you will have a delicious salad in no time at all.

Step 1: Clean the grapes

Remove the stems from the grapes and then wash and dry them. 

Step 2: Make the dressing

Cream together the cream cheese, yogurt, white sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until well combined. Adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar if desired. 

cream cheese, yogurt, white sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.

Step 3: Add in the grapes

Stir the grapes into the dressing until well coated. 

Grapes are added to the cream mixture in a large bowl.

Step 4: Chill the salad

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 

Step 5: Mix the topping

Mix together the brown sugar and chopped pecans to form a crumb topping.

brown sugar and chopped pecans in a mixing bowl.

Step 6: Garnish with pecan topping and serve 

Right before serving sprinkle the pecan mixture over the grape salad. 

a closeup of Grape Salad with Yogurt and Pecans in a serving bowl.

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve this simple salad with a delicious meal like this Easy Grilled BBQ Chicken and a side of these Hasselback Potatoes.

Grape Salad with Yogurt and Pecans in a serving bowl.

Pro Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure this sweet treat comes out perfectly for you every time that you make it.

  • Make sure to chill the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • You can adjust the sweetness of the salad by adding more sugar if desired.
  • I like to sprinkle the topping on individual servings, so that it doesn’t become soggy in the leftover salad.

FAQs

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.

How to store

This salad can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Can this recipe be frozen?

No, this recipe does not freeze well and I do not recommend freezing it.

Are grapes healthy?

Yes, grapes are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, Vitamin K and potassium.

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Grape Salad with Yogurt and Pecans

Corinne Schmitt
This Grape Salad with Yogurt and Pecans, is sweet, creamy and oh so delicious. It's the perfect warm weather side dish.
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 167 kcal

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • hand mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 pounds Grapes approximately 4 cups
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons White Sugar or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Crushed Pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Remove the stems from the grapes and then wash and dry them.
  • Cream together the cream cheese, yogurt, white sugar, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until well combined. Adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar if desired.
  • Stir the grapes into the dressing until well coated.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Mix together the brown sugar and pecans to form a crumb topping.
  • Right before serving sprinkle the pecan mixture over the grape salad.

Notes

  • Make sure to chill the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • You can adjust the sweetness of the salad by adding more sugar if desired.
  • I like to sprinkle the topping on individual servings, so that it doesn’t become soggy in the leftover salad. The crunch it gives is to die for.
  • I like to use whole grapes for this simple salad, but you could also slice them if you prefer.
  • Add a sprinkle of sliced strawberries or fresh blueberries for an extra pop of flavor.
  • If you toast the pecans on the stovetop or in the oven it will add a salty flavor to the recipe.
  • If you are using sour cream, I recommend using full-fat sour cream for the best flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 56mgPotassium: 232mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 249IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 0.4mg
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