You already know these juicy little berries are pretty miraculous. They make wine - enough said, really.
They also transform into plump raisins and do a wonderful job of balancing even the stinkiest cheese on the board, adding a pop of freshness.
But grapes are also highly perishable and don’t ripen after being picked, so can spoil quickly on the countertop or in a fruit bowl. Instead, keep in the fridge in a perforated plastic bag and don’t wash until ready to eat.
Here are some fab tips and recipes to keep your grapes from going to waste.
Frozen grapes make deliciously refreshing 'pop in your mouth' snacks, with a smooth texture a little like ice-cream. Eat straight from the freezer, or pop in soft drinks, cocktails or wine as ice cubes. Even red wine, if it's the chilling kind.
Rescue slightly overripe red grapes by roasting on a tray. The jammy sweetness is lovely with cheese, or scattered on a baked sweet potato like in this recipe.
Make these cute ‘grape poppers’
Dip white or red grapes in white choc and sprinkles to make these fun poppers.
Bake a cake
Eat this with a dollop of cream or, if you’re more of a savoury type, with cheese and wine. A great way to use up the rest of a bunch.
Turn a glut of grapes into this vivid violet jam.
Freeze any uneaten white grapes. Then they can be blended to make this super-simple refresher.
A twist on lamb shanks
The grapes cook down gorgeously, creating the hearty, satisfying sauce in this lovely lamb dish.
Chicken skewers get a fruity twist in this surprisingly delicious flavour combo.
Halved red or white grapes, plus any juicy fruit that needs eating up, can be used in these traffic-light lollies.
Toss in salad
Caesar salad is almost as classic as the Roman emperor of the same name. Red grapes add a hint of soft sweetness.
Put them on pizza
The zing of citrusy sweet grapes cuts through the gooey cheese on this impressive pizza.
Shake up cocktail hour
Crush grapes into soda water for a delicious refresher, or try this oh-so-posh grape and rosemary gin crush.
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