How do you eat your grapes? Eating them fresh off the stem, or maybe you are a bit too creative and added them into your chicken salad? If you ever only eat that way, then you are actually missing out a lot. There are actually a variety of ways for you to eat grapes for they are rich in sweetness and juicy. There are countless ways to prepare them, from roasting them up to freezing them, the possibilities are endless!
In this article, there are 5 different easy ways that will guide you on how to prepare your grapes.
The day is hot and you had ice creams for days now. There are no popsicles in your refrigerator, only grapes, what should you do with them? Freeze them! All you need to do is pluck them off their roots, wash them thoroughly, dry them, put them in a ziplock bag and stick them in the fridge. After half an hour to an hour, take them out and voila, you have frozen grapes! It’s a simple and easy way to prepare them, and they are a great snack. They are a suitable substitute to ice creams if you are on a diet as they are low in calories as well.
Fruit salad is a thing, yes, but have you ever tried using grapes as the dressing instead? Make your own grapes salad dressing by combining fresh grapes with olive oil, salt, pepper and any fresh mix herbs of your choice (Rosemary is the best!). Try experimenting with a variety of flavours, to create your own dressing that is up to your taste.
Kebabs are one of the fun ways for you to mix and match all these meats, vegetables and fruits together. For grapes, combine them with other fruits such as strawberries, bananas, papayas, watermelon and other fruits of your choice. Cut them up into bite sizes, spear them on skewers and they are ready for you to eat. If you are feeling a bit adventurous. Make your own dip to elevate the taste.
This may be new to many, but you can actually roast your grapes! It is an otherworldly experience and it is one of the recipes that you really need to try out. Start by stirring the grapes in butter, salt, pepper and finally roast them about half an hour in a 220°C oven. The grapes will soften and the sweetness of them will intensify. Think of them as jams, but in small sized globes. You can either have them as is, toss them in a salad, on top of a toast or as a topping of your ice cream.
When you are already a pro at freezing the grapes, you can level up by making your own ice slushies. Start by having grapes with no seed, a cup of grape juice and ice. Then, mix all the ingredients and blend them together at a high speed. You can also add other fruits like blueberries and strawberries as well to add more flavour into it. Add anything that you like, as long as you know you will enjoy it!