Grape Salad with Cream Cheese

Grape Salad with Cream Cheese Dressing is a delicious recipe for a grape salad. Now, honestly, calling this salad isn’t something I feel quite right about. It is really much more like a creamy dessert.

This recipe is one that I adapted from Wendy Norris who sent in her recipe for Grape Salad awhile back.

I happened to have gone to Costco and you know you can’t buy anything in a small package there. I had an abundance of walnuts. And what tastes better than walnuts? Toasted walnuts!

grape salad with walnuts and cream cheese dressing

If you think that Grape Salad with cream cheese may not taste good, I urge you to give this one a try. I think it almost tastes like what would happen if grapes and cheesecake ever met, and decided to make a salad.

I used walnuts in my version, but I think any kind of nuts would go well in it. Or you could even leave them out.

Best of all, this is an easy recipe, one that you can put together in no time. You can make this one ahead of time, so you aren’t rushed when making your meal.

Looking for more great salads to serve up, check out these salad recipes

grape salad with walnuts and cream cheese dressing

Grape Salad with Cream Cheese

Quick and easy grape salad made with cream cheese, sour cream, and toasted walnuts. 
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grape Salad with Cream Cheese, Grapes
Servings: 16
Calories: 293kcal


  • 2 pounds red seedless grapes
  • 2 pounds seedless green grapes
  • 2 cups walnut pieces
  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Wash and dry grapes.  Let them drain on paper towels while you prepare the salad dressing. 
  •  Toast walnuts by heating up a skillet to a medium to medium-high heat. Add walnuts to skillet. Let walnuts toast by simply heating them in the skillet, you may stir them once or twice. When nuts become fragrant and brown, remove immediately from the skillet and place on a plate. By placing the nuts on a cool plate, you will stop the cooking process. 
  • Make salad dressing by combining the sour cream, cream cheese, and powdered sugar in a medium-sized bowl, beat until well blended. Mix in vanilla extract. Add walnuts and dry grapes to bowl. Fold in grapes and walnuts until they are incorporated fully into the dressing. Place in a covered bowl for approximately 1 hour to chill before serving.



Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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