Salad With Grapes And Cheese

Salad With Grapes And Cheese – simple to make, with the perfect  balance of sweet and savory, this salad is fresh and delicious. Can be made year round, but it is just great for spring and summer. A combination of mixed greens, cheddar and blue cheese, grapes (can use red and green), caramelized walnuts and sweet honey balsamic vinaigrette.

Salad with grapes and cheese in a ceramic bowl

This grape and cheese salad recipe could be customized to your taste. Use a dressing of your choice, swap romaine lettuce for mixed greens, add hazelnuts/almonds, instead of walnuts or add dried fruit.

Ready in under 10 minutes, this salad is perfect for a starter, side dish or a light lunch. Pair with white wine like Pinot Grigio, Rose or even champagne as a part of an evening meal.

This is not your typical creamy chicken salad with grapes added. Here we have a combination of crisp lettuce, creamy cheese, sweet grapes and crunchy nuts with a flavorful balsamic sweet dressing.

I tried this recipe in a popular restaurant in Europe and decided to come up with my own version.

Grape cheese salad in a bowl

How to make salad with grapes and cheese?

Detailed amounts of all ingredients in the recipe card below.

Ingredients for the salad:

  • Mixed greens
  • Grapes – could use different varieties red and green, preferably seedless, cut in half
  • Crumbled Blue cheese
  • Cheddar cheese, chopped
  • Caramelized Walnuts (or just toasted walnuts)
  • Dried cherries or cranberries (optional)

Honey balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing:

This dressing can be made up to 7 days in advance. Keep in an air tight container (jar) in the refrigerator.

  • Olive oil

  •  Honey

  • Salt or more to taste

  • Black pepper

  • Balsamic vinegar

Salad with cheese and grapes:

Place the lettuce (mixed greens) in a large bowl. Add the walnuts, cheesed and grapes. Use dried cranberries or cherries (optional). 

Prepare the dressing.

For the dressing:

Combine all ingredients in a small jar. Close the lid. Shake to combine. Drizzle on top of the salad. Serve.

Cheese grape green salad in a bowl with a fork

Recipe Tips:

  1. Instead of mixed greens, you can use Romaine lettuce, spinach or even iceberg lettuce. 
  2. Make your favorite dressing with a sweet hint instead. This honey balsamic vinaigrette can be made with Maple Syrup or Agave nectar, if you don’t have honey.
  3. Instead of blue cheese, you can use Feta (crumbled) or Brie (cut into small pieces).
  4. This grape and cheese salad can be made in advance. Keep in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Add the dressing prior to serving.

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Servings: 4

Grape And Cheese Salad

Salad With Grapes And Cheese - simple to make, with the perfect  balance of sweet and savory, this salad is fresh and delicious. Can be made year round, but it is just great for spring and summer.

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 12 oz 180 grams Grapes - could use different varieties red and green, preferably seedless, cut in half
  • 3 oz Blue cheese — crumbled
  • 3 oz Cheddar cheese — chopped
  • 1/3 cup Caramelized Walnuts — or just toasted walnuts
  • Optional - dried cherries or cranberries

Dressing:

  • Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Salt or more to taste
  • 1/8 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar

Instructions

Dressing:

  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake until well combined. Use in the salad.

Salad:

  1. Use store bought caramelized walnuts, or just toasted walnuts (alternatively toast them on the stove top).
  2. Place the lettuce (mixed greens) in a large bowl. Add the walnuts, cheesed and grapes. Use dried cranberries or cherries (optional).
  3. Drizzle the dressing and toss to combine. Serve right away.
  4. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 day.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salad with grapes and cheese

Nutrition Information

Calories: 431, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Monounsaturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 37mg, Sodium: 549mg, Potassium: 391mg, Carbohydrates: 24g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 18g, Protein: 12g, Vitamin A: 1115%, Vitamin C: 17%, Calcium: 291%, Iron: 1%