This recipe is refreshing, tart, creamy, crunchy, tangy and of course, nutritious. The grapes provide beautiful color and flavor, the blue cheese adds a creamy taste, the walnuts add crunch, the basil adds depth and the vinegar balances it all out with some tang.
Accompany this at a picnic, or with some beef, chicken, fish or tofu, or you can serve as a dessert or snack.
Makes 12 1/2-cup servings
1/2 pound organic green seedless grapes
½ pound organic red or purple seedless grapes
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar*
¼ cup fresh chopped basil
*Add vinegar to taste
Wash and drain grapes.
In large bowl toss all ingredients.
Chill for an hour or so in refrigerator to allow flavors to blend.
Nutrition per serving: 125 calories, 3 grams protein, 18 grams carbohydrate, 5grams fat, 4 mg cholesterol, 1 grams saturated fat, 85 mg sodium, 6 grams potassium, 1 gram dietary fiber 15 grams sugar (naturally occurring from grapes)