Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Grape and Strawberry Salad.

Well, isn't this festive!
I wanted something fruity and sweet and pretty and I came up with this.
I didn't bother measuring my ingredients.  There are no hard and fast rules here. Just make it!

For the dressing:
3-4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2-3 TB sour cream
1-2 TB sugar
drizzle vanilla
Mix all ingredients together.
You know, if you had some plain yogurt, that would work here too.
If you wanted to use brown sugar instead of white sugar, that's good too.

handful of pecans
handful of coconut

For the crunch:
1 stalk of celery, thinly sliced

I used grapes and sliced strawberries.  Red grapes would be pretty too.
Consider other fruits:  kiwi, apple, blueberry to name a few.
I use the grapes whole.  Don't bother slicing them because I think that would make this too watery.

Make the dressing, then add in the fruit, celery, nuts, and coconut.  Stir gently to coat everything.
For serving, I like to sprinkle a little turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw) over top.  Gives it a sweet crunch.

This is a perfect dessert/snack for these hot summer days.



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