Add tasty crunchy grapes to seasonal dishes
t he holiday season is typically marked by gatherings of friends and family. Whether you’re hosting overnight guests, drop-in visitors or an important seasonal meal, taking a fresh approach to the menu can make the get-together more special.
as you prepare for the festivities, consider recipes that feature healthy ingredients such as versatile California grapes, which come in three vibrant colors – red, green and black – and can add a palatepleasing crunch and plenty of taste to everything from main dishes to sides and even desserts. Heart-healthy grapes are also perfect on their own as a snack and their natural beauty can help enhance any table as an edible garnish or fresh centerpiece.
using grapes as a featured ingredient in your holiday dishes can provide a fresh twist on seasonal dishes, such as this Grape Dutch Baby or these roasted Brussels sprouts with Grapes and Balsamic Glaze. For dessert, use the natural sweetness of grapes to create a smooth Grape Caramel sauce that can be served as a topping for ice cream or other seasonal desserts.
Find more holiday recipes at GrapesfromCalifornia.com.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes and Balsamic Glaze
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes servings: 4 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil pinch of salt freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup red California grapes 2 tablespoons ready-to-use balsamic glaze Heat oven to 450 F.
On baking sheet, toss sprouts with olive oil, salt and pepper, to taste, until sprouts are well-coated. roast until deep golden brown, about 17-20 minutes, turning sprouts halfway through roasting. stir in grapes and roast 3-5 minutes. transfer to bowl and drizzle with glaze or drizzle platter with glaze and pile sprouts on top.
Nutritional information per serving: 150 calories; 3 g protein; 20 g carbohydrates; 7 g fat (42% calories from fat); 1 g saturated fat (6% calories from saturated fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 30 mg sodium; 4 g fiber.