Green Grapes Salad | Three Ways

Today's recipes are all about Green Grapes salads. Yeah! I was serious when I had said we are going on Salad way.  Grapes come in a few different varieties and F loves to snack on the green seedless tiny ones. What about you? I hate those gigantic ones! When these are in season (which is now!) they appear in the supermarket's imported aisle. F picked a whole bag of grapes and I was hunting for salad greens and picked a bunch of lettuce. He gave me the look "you really want that?" knowing how little insects freak me out! I know, you are shellshocked that this is my first time with Lettuce. :-P. While unpacking, I noticed we have a lot of grapes! How much can we keep popping?? That is how these salads were born for three consecutive days.

Green Grapes Salad | Three Ways

I made these salads almost a month ago; 18th, 19th and 20th of October 2016 to be precise. :-P and has been in the drafts ever since. I am hoping to push out all the recipes waiting to be published and come back post-vacation with a renewed love for food and blog. InshaAllah.

Salads are always best with fresh ingredients. As green grapes tend to get fermented, it is best to consume within 5 days of purchase if stored properly. I read that it should be stored without washing, but I always soak and rinse with salted water and then store in a bowl in the fridge. So as an when we open the fridge, we can reach out and pop a few. :-P

I loved all three of them! Read on and let me know which one is your favourite!

Green Grapes Salad | Three Ways

Salad Dressing for all the three types was just olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.

Green Grapes Labneh Salad 

This one, I prepared for my lunch and kept it to cool but forgot to eat - yeah! I know! happens to me. Later in the evening, I remembered by when it was too late to have it, so clicked a picture before it got dark and served for dinner. 
 Green Grapes Labneh Salad

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of green grapes
1 small cucumber, skin peeled roughly and chopped
1 red plum - pitted and chopped
1 to 2 tablespoons pomegranate arils
fistful of chopped lettuce
2 to 3 tablespoons Labneh
1/2 teaspoon of brown or raw sugar
Sprinkle of brown sugar crystals or raw sugar to garnish
a dash of salt

Green Grapes Shallots and Peanuts Salad 

Green Grapes Shallots and Peanuts Salad

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of green grapes
3 to 4 shallots, chopped
A fistful of chopped lettuce
2 tablespoons of roasted peanuts
a dash of jalapeno sauce

Green Grapes Fig and Walnut Salad

This one looks the best but lasted for two days because it was made on a Thursday - I bet you know what happens in my kitchen on Thursday evenings. So this one bowl lasted for two days and I had to finish it off and is my personal favourite - fig and almond!

Green Grapes Fig and Walnut Salad

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of green grapes
4 semi-dried figs, soaked overnight and chopped
2 tablespoons of pomegranate arils
A fistful of roasted walnuts
A fistful of chopped lettuce
Salt and pepper for taste

METHOD 

It is best to have the ingredients chilled or ready before mixing the salad. Mix the ingredients in a bowl with the salad dressing and serve cold!

This is how I used up the grapes and lettuce that cannot be stored too long. So, which one is your favourite?

Keeping up with Salads! :-P

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