When you’re picking out a wine for date night and your husband gently rests his hand on your shoulder to solemnly inform you that you are “eating grapes in the fermented grape aisle,” you know you have a problem.
Every year this happens. Grapes suddenly come into season and they finally go on sale. For most of the year they are a rare treat; I keep an eye on their price, hoping for the unusual sale here and there. But, finally, they drop to $1.99 per pound instead of $4.99 a pound and that makes all the difference in the world.
During these few, sweet weeks each year, I am sure that I eat enough grapes to supply a small winery.
Grapes make me weak in the knees. For the short time that I have this abundance in my refrigerator, I grab a handful for the road every time I leave the house, I snack on them while I’m cooking a meal, and I’m enjoying a bowl of them right this instant.
They’re not like other fruits. You don’t have to peel them or slice them or remove their core. No, with grapes, you just rinse and enjoy. Each grape is its own delicious, all-in-one, bite-sized fruit.
I’m perfectly fine with eating grapes just the way they are but sometimes it can be fun to mix things up. You can freeze them for a refreshing snack, make wine out of them for a refreshment, or you know, dip them in creamy and crunchy stuff to create a fun snack/fancy hors d’ oeuvre.
This fun recipe is the perfect way to take advantage of grapes while they’re in season. Since they are, inherently, simple to eat, I kept this recipe just that: simple.
Just freeze, dip, roll, and enjoy!
- Serves: 20
- Serving size: 1
- Calories: 27
- Fat: 8g
- Saturated fat: 2.3g
- Unsaturated fat: 5.7g
- Carbohydrates: 6g
- Sugar: 4g
- Sodium: 18mg
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 2.2g
- Cholesterol: 1.6mg
- ½ lb. large grapes
- 2-3 Tablespoons chia seeds
- 2-3 Tablespoons granola cereal
- 4 oz. plain greek yogurt
- Wash and skewer your grapes, then freeze them.
- Pour chia and granola into a bowl together and mix to combine.
- Set out another bowl for the yogurt.
- Take the grapes out of the freezer to start the dipping process.
- Dip each one first in yogurt, then dip in the chia-granola mixture.
- As you finish them, set them on a plate and either serve or return to the freezer.
- I recommend enjoying these fairly soon after making them so they don't lose too much of their crunch!