Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is a very old recipe, about 100 years. The combination of garlic and grapes sounds strange, I know, but try it. It's absolutely fabulous.
- 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- 1 1⁄2 dashes garlic powder (or rub bowl well with garlic clove)
- 2 -3 cups green grapes, halved
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- Combine first 5 ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Gently fold in grapes and nuts.
- Chill thouroughly, about 2 hours.
- Serve as a salad on lettuce leaves.
This wonderful and unique combination of ingredients is chilling in my refrigerator now. Even without the chilling time, though,it is as your say.....fabulous! I used more garlic...2 cloves....which I minced and it doesn't overpower the grapes at all. It is a keeper!
I have made this recipe more than any others on this site combined. Whenever I make it I print out a few copies of it, not because I can't remember the ingredients, but because someone(s) always ask for it. It is a timeless, fantastic, and surprising taste experience. People always try to guess what is in it, and they always fail because the flavours meld so beautifully. riffraff, I will be in your debt always for the satisfaction and pride you've given by posting this gem. thanks so much.
OH MY!! This is wonderful! I increased the quantity of garlic and cayenne pepper. On my 1st attempt; I substituted sour cream for the mayo. On my 2nd attempt; I substituted the cream cheese with yogurt cheese and left out the mayo/sour cream. YUM!!YUM!!