Have you ever bought a bunch of grapes and they turn out to be too sour to enjoy it and doesn’t know what to do with them ?
Try roasting them instead! I’ve seen a cooking show long ago talking about cooking with grapes and had this “a-ha” moment in my head thinking roasting should concentrate their sugar content and make it more palatable.
Guess what ? It works ! You can paired the roasted grapes with pork and chicken or blend it up to make up a compote for cheese and crackers too. Here, I decided to add the grapes to plain Greek yogurt with some sesame snaps for added crunch as a dessert/snack for myself and my little one.
This recipes serve 6, each serving is about ~ 170 calories, 5 grams of protein.
1-2 small bunch of red grapes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 teaspoon of olive oil
3 cups of plain Greek yogurt
3 pieces of sesame snaps (crushed into small sections)
*1 tablespoon of sugar or honey* (optional-only needed if you are making a compote. I enjoy the slight tartness of the roasted grapes without the added sugar)
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degree Fahrenheit (220 degree Celsius).
- Lay the red grapes with stem intact in a roasting pan, add olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss the grapes a few times to evenly coat it.
- Bake the grapes for 35-40 minutes, until the skin is slightly bubbly on the outside.
- Remove the grapes and let it cool down or refrigerate for about 10 minutes.
- Arrange 1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt on a bowl, add 1/4 cup of roasted grapes (6-7 grapes) on top, layer it with a few sections of the sesame snaps and enjoy ! You can also substitute the sesame snaps with nuts (such as walnut, hazelnut, or pistachios).