Grape Salsa

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It’s salsa time! Go grab a huge bag of chips and pull up a seat. We’ll snack together and gab and I promise to talk your ear off and tell you all about my summer so far and life in general and just about anything else I can think of. And then my husband will come in and thank you since he didn’t have to listen to me ramble on and on. And on.

And I’ll also tell you about my super awesome friend Meg! Hi Meg! Because you’ll want to go ahead and thank her for this recipe. This glorious grape salsa is alllll her.

I just reaped the benefits after she made it a few months ago for one of our fourteen million friend-time potlucks. Our little group is made up of potlucking fools. We love a good potluck. And this salsa has made an appearance on more than one occasion since she was gracious enough to share the recipe.

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And then I went ahead and made it a few times at home. Just for me. The husband was also allowed to eat it. See, I can be nice and share.

Sometimes. Don’t get between me and my chips and salsa. Fair warning.

But, my guess is that you may be pretty possessive of this addictive snack once you give it a try. Why’s that you ask? Let’s discuss:

  • It’s got that sweet & savory action going on.
  • With a hint of spiciness. Or more, or less, to taste!
  • Grapes! In salsa. That’s just cool.
  • Easy to prepare.
  • It gets better and better as it sits.
  • It’s fruit, so you know, you can totally eat the whole bowl.

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No judging here.

Grape Salsa

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Grape Salsa

Ingredients

  • 3 cups white (green) grapes, halved
  • 3 cups red grapes, halved
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (about 1 smaller head of cilantro)
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl. Toss until well combined.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Notes

This salsa gets better and better as it sits!

Tinker with the quantities of all the ingredients to get it to how you like!

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Source:
My awesome friend Meg

 

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Comments

  1. Grapes in salsa is really cool! I can’t wait to try this :)

  2. Love it! What an original take on salsa!

  3. Gorgeous grape salsa. I think I can eat the whole bowl all by myself! :P

  4. Oh yes this totally has my name all over it! I would just sit there and eat the whole lot then when Michael tried to call me a pig I would remind him its all fruit so its healthy :D Then he would remind me of all the chips I had eaten with it…..!

  5. This salsa looks insane! In the tastiest possible way of course. ;) Seriously, this is SO creative, Ashley! I’m totally digging all the cilantro you packed inside!

  6. What a beautiful grape salsa! Why have I never thought of this ?! I can imagine the delicious contrast the spice offers!

  7. This salsa is pretty darn genius. Chatting over dip is the way to go. I’ll be right over. Pinned.

  8. I just showed this to my hubby and he wants me to make it today.. :) he loves grapes and this grape salsa is such a genius idea.. Love it!! :D

  9. Totally digging this recipe as a salsa obsessed gal! Never would have thought grapes with the regular salsa ingredients could be delicious but now I’m seeing the light!

  10. Ashley, this is a winner! Grapes are one of the “betcha can’t eat just one” foods for me. I LOVE GRAPES! And they pair so well with savoury flavours because they’re so sweet. Making a salsa is so smart. Go friend Meg!

  11. Oooo grape salsa sounds so intriguing!! I never would’ve thought to do something like this, but now I suddenly feel an urge to make tons of grape salsa. :D

  12. Wow… your friend Meg is so creative! I can’t believe I’ve never thought about this great combo: grape and cilantro!! I love both! Thank you for sharing this, I’m excited to try it ;-)

  13. I will eat anything with the word “salsa” in it, because that means it’s going to be good! I love the sweet and spicy thing, and with grapes? What a great idea! Pot luckin’ is sure fun. :)

  14. Love salsa, love grapes, would love to gab! Great recipe :)

  15. Holy salsa! Love grapes and this grape salsa from Meg is such a great idea! I am a sucker for sweet, savory and spicy so I would have no problem eating an entire bowl of this by myself. Love that it’s easy to make and healthy! =)

    • Exactly – so you don’t feel so bad when you eat most of the bowl by yourself … not that I know about that or anything :)

  16. Oh my gosh this is the best idea! I’ve never even heard of a grape salsa, but it sounds perfect! And I just bought a ton of grapes – they were on sale for 89 cents a pound so I kinda went nuts! Totally trying this out :)

  17. Oh I lurve this. I want to be a part of your friends potluck! Mainly so I can eat everything, hehe. But then I would have to get between you and your chips and salsa. It’s just so pretty and creative!

  18. Grapes and cilantro sounds like such a fresh tasting combination. I love fresh salsas and especially salsas that have fruit. Pinned!

  19. Grape salsa?! This needs to make an appearance in my kitchen ASAP!

  20. Never heard of a grape salsa!! Wowzers looks delish! What a great friend sharing the recipe, friend/church cookbooks are my favorite we all have something up our sleeve that is fabulous!!

  21. Way to go, Meg! I’m pretty sure I could snack on this all day. Any kind of salsa never lasts long in my house and I love the look of this grape version! Thanks for sharing, Ashley!

  22. You can gab to me any day, Always on the look out for new salad ideas. Thanks to your friend Meg!

  23. Grape Salsa?! OMG this looks A-mazing! Such a great idea. What a smart friend you have :D Pinning!

  24. A very unique salsa! I like grapes in salads, but never thought of making a salsa with just grapes. An excellent idea!

  25. Oh, lovely! I love getting recipes from friends because as you’ve already tried it and liked it you konw it’s going to be a winner. I love that this dish lets the grapes shine! :-)

  26. this sounds so refreshing! i love grapes! :)

  27. I love salsa and this version is such an awesome take on the traditional tomato based kind. This definitely sounds amazing and is so creative!

  28. Your friend Meg is definitely onto something amazing, because this looks fantastic! I love that it is fruit…and salsa…all together! Need to try this girl!

  29. I’ll be at your house shortly. There’s no way I’m turning down that invitation for snacking on your salsa! ;)
    I’ve never seen anything like this, but I don’t need any convincing! I love salsa anyway so adding fruit to it is just genius. And with the whole sweet and salty thing? Count. me. in.

  30. How crazy intriguing is this! The combination of flavors sound very addicting. Yay to your pal, Meg!

  31. Grapes in salsa!!! Gah! Why didn’t I think of that??? I love grapes, I love salsa. Duh! And the addition of the jalapeno – that is brilliant. Brilliant I tell you!

  32. Your recipes always amaze me, Ashley! Grape salsa is such a genius idea! I absolutely love this combination. So perfect for the summer, and a great way to sneak in some fruit!

  33. Wow I love salsa and this is a new version too me, grape salsa! We will be making this on Taco Thursday!

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