Best Ever Grape Salad

Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone!!!

beautiful grapes.  This "salad" starts out as healthy.  ;-)
beautiful grapes. This “salad” starts out as healthy. 😉

Grapes are a big deal for New Year’s Eve here in Peru. They have a tradition where they eat grapes for every month of the year for good luck as the clock strikes 12. I don’t believe in this superstition, but I do not mind one bit the sale that they have for seedless grapes in the grocery stores!

This is one of Greg’s absolute favorite salads. Salad is a little misleading… it is definitely a dessert. 🙂

I first heard about this salad from a friend in my masters program back in Memphis, TN. She had told me that it makes a great potluck dish. Our supporting church at Cedar Lane made a cookbook for us before we left, and I was happy to see Evelyn Curlee’s recipe for this little gem. Thanks, Evelyn!

there's nothing like finding seedless grapes on sale (in green AND red) in AQP!!!
there’s nothing like finding seedless grapes on sale (in green AND red) in AQP!!!
It is so nice when I can just take a picture and not type all of this out.  :-)
It is so nice when I can just take a picture and not type all of this out. 🙂

It is a really easy salad to put together. So easy in fact, that my kids can help me. Even the two-year-old. 😉

Ana and Mags plucking the grapes from the vine
Ana and Mags plucking the grapes from the vine
Cohen aka Super Mixer
Cohen aka Super Mixer
the recipe says to add the grapes whole.  I like to cut each of them in half. (it is also easier for the kids to eat)
the recipe says to add the grapes whole. I like to cut each of them in half. (it is also easier for the kids to eat)
this is where the goodness comes in.  :-)
this is where the goodness comes in. 🙂
it says to leave it like this and chill...
it says to leave it like this and chill…
I like to go ahead and mix it all up.  Soooo delicious.
I like to go ahead and mix it all up. Soooo delicious.

And for the record, we don’t have sour cream here in Arequipa. I substitute natural yogurt, and it comes out just fine. I also scored on a 3 for 2 deal on Philadelphia Cream Cheese at the store too. Cheers to a cheaper New Year’s Eve Dessert!

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Best Ever Grape Salad