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Easy Creamy Grape Salad is so easy to make with just 7 simple ingredients, and is always a hit at parties. It’s sweet, creamy and a delicious side dish.

Creamy grape salad in a small glass bowl.

Grape salad is one of those classic side dishes that you would always see at holiday feasts. Now, salads are not typically our thing, but don’t let the name fool you because this salad is an exception. It’s unlike any other salad you will ever eat… it’s sweet, creamy, nutty and fruity and all flavors and textures work so well together. It’s like you are eating dessert.

Nut Options:

Traditionally, pecans are added in this salad for a bit of crunch but we have also successfully made it with walnuts and cashews. Alternatively, you can always omit nuts if needed.

Sour Cream Substitution:

For a healthier twist on this grape salad, feel free to replace the sour cream with plain greek yogurt.

Sugar Substitution: 

If you prefer to not add granulated sugar to this salad and would rather use a more natural sweetener, go ahead and replace the sugar with honey. 

Do I have to add coconut to creamy grape salad?

You certainly do not have to add coconut. It is totally optional in this dish, so if you are not a coconut fan, simply omit from the recipe. 

Creamy grape salad in a large blue bowl.

Storage Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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Creamy grape salad overfilled in a small glass serving dish
Easy Creamy Grape Salad is so easy to make with just 7 simple ingredients, and is always a hit at parties. It’s sweet, creamy and a delicious side dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 pounds red grapes
  • 2 pounds green grapes
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut Optional
  • Additional pecans and coconut for sprinkling on top
  • In a large mixing bowl, add cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla extract and beat it together until fully blended.
  • Add coconut (optional) and pecans and mix again.
  • Add red and green grapes and mix until they are fully coated.
  • Prior to serving, sprinkle brown sugar, pecans and coconut.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 2 days.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grape Salad
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