Photo by Alex Farnum
Roasted Grapes with Oozy Cheese
Roasting grapes brings out their intense sweetness; an earthy, creamy cheese counterbalances it.
Recipe: Roasted Grapes with Oozy Cheese
Grape and Cucumber Gazpacho
This riff on Spain’s classic tangy-sweet “white” gazpacho is made with Persian cucumbers, which are tender enough to use peel and all. (If you can’t find them, substitute peeled English cucumbers.) The drizzle of olive oil at the end brings the flavors together, so use the best oil in your pantry.
Recipe: Grape and Cucumber Gazpacho
Salmon with Roasted Grapes and Arugula Salad
In this healthy weeknight dinner, thyme and arugula keep the sweetness of the grapes in balance. Nearly all the cooking is done on a single baking sheet.
Photo by Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon
This fresh take on the classic Waldorf takes only 20 minutes to prepare and works as a side dish, a main course or even a light dessert.
The right apple variety to use: sweet-tart such as Pink Lady, Jonathan, or Piñata.
Recipe: Western Waldorf
Photography by Leigh Beisch; styling by Dan Becker
Grape, Toasted Almond, and Sweet-Onion Salad
With juicy grapes and crunchy almonds, this salad is a refreshing first course.
Grilled Moroccan Lamb Kebabs with Grapes
The grapes on these kebabs caramelize on the grill, and that–along with the complex spices on the lamb–calls for a spicy, juicy wine. Serve the kebabs with hot couscous (we love the large Israeli variety).
Photo by James Carrier
This pairs well with braised veal, or can be used to sweeten up a yogurt parfait with toasted nuts.
Recipe: Roasted Grapes
Photo by James Carrier
Butter Lettuce Salad with Walnuts and Grapes
This salad is super simple, yet elegant enough for a dinner party.
Mini Grape Cobblers
Who knew that grapes make the ultimate filling for a fruit cobbler? When they spend some time in the oven, they caramelize at the edges, adding an amazing depth of flavor.
Recipe: Mini Grape Cobblers
Mini Almond and Grape Cakes
Inspired by French financiers, these small cakes are dense with the warm flavors of almond, orange zest, and butter. The grapes become a little jammy after baking, which complements the cakes’ richness.
Recipe: Mini Almond and Grape Cakes