Roast your next bunch of grapes to add another level of flavor (think grape jelly!) and natural sweetness to oatmeal, salads, grain dishes and more.
It’s Healthy Kitchen Hacks Wednesday – the day we share our favorite time-saving kitchen tricks and cooking shortcuts to help you make healthy and delicious meals.
Now…onto today’s featured Healthy Kitchen Hack:
How to Roast Grapes
Admittedly, I never even thought to roast grapes until a few years back when we had a sponsored Recipe ReDux contest with the California Table Grape Commission.#healthykitchenhack: Roast grapes for naturally sweet snack + ingredient! via @tspbasil Click To Tweet
Upon brainstorming, I discovered you could roast grapes much like tomatoes (another fruit!) Like any roasted fruit or veggies, the method results in a deeper, richer flavor from the oven heat. Recipe result from that contest: Honey Roasted Grapes with Peanut Butter Granola.
And it’s SO EASY. You don’t even need to remove the grapes from the stems. Simply plop them on a sheet lined with parchment or cooking spray, brush with some oil and pop into the oven.
They taste like grape jelly in your hand – naturally sweet and an awesome addition to so many recipes – case in point:
What to do with roasted grapes (besides eating them out of your hand):
- Mix into oatmeal or add to cold cereal
- Mix into grain dishes like quinoa, rice and farro
- Toss over leafy green salads
- Pair with roasted root veggies like potatoes, sweet potatoes, and beets
- Use as a topping for grilled chicken or pork
- Top over waffles, pancakes
- Add to muffin and quick bread batters
- Add to energy bites/balls
I dare you not to eat most of them before you use them as toppings for other dishes. Even better, plan to roast up two bunches – one of snacking and one to add to recipes.Print
Have you ever roasted grapes before? If not, would you try this hack?