Aussies love their grapes – we consume a whopping 200,000 tonnes each year – but there are plenty of surprising ways to enjoy them as more than just a quick and easy snack.
Check out our 7 delicious and easy tips to making the most of grapes this season:
> Chill out with frozen grapes
Pop grapes in a bag and freeze for a refreshing post-workout treat. You could even blitz them up for a speedy and guilt-free sorbet! Grapes are a source of potassium and vitamin C, aiding muscle recovery and reducing fatigue. Want to impress guests with your bar skills? Use frozen grapes instead of ice in your cocktails or to keep white wine chilled #lifehack
> Almond Butter & Grape Sandwiches
This fun and healthy snack ticks all the boxes for little ones. Halve grapes lengthways, add a dollop of almond butter then top with the other half. Sprinkle with sesame seeds then tuck in!
> Switch up your salads
Bored of your everyday salad al-desko? Add fresh or roasted grapes to salads for a seasonal switch up. For a quick yet indulgent salad, combine Romaine lettuce with gorgonzola, walnuts and grapes and be the envy of your office co-workers.
> Baked to perfection
Instead of berries or stone fruits, why not try out adding grapes to your next bake. Welcome autumn with a warming grape crumble or for a super simple swap, pop grapes into muffins. Check out this recipe for an indulgent Caramel Grape Pound Cake from @cookrepublic.
> Brilliant at breakfast
Grapes are a fuss-free and affordable addition at brekky. Add them to your overnight oats or as a topping for cereal, porridge or yoghurt, for a healthy and flavoursome start to the day. @nourishandflourishsyd dishes up grapes in the morning along with her Overnight Matcha Chia Oatbran
> Smooth operator
Grapes are a great, fuss-free addition to your morning smoothie, and you can feel good as grapes are rich in vitamins C and K, antioxidants and are even a source of fibre so good for your guts. Try blitzing them up along with spinach, water, a banana and a tablespoon of hemp seeds for a nourishing start to the day.
> Roast for robust flavour
Looking to level up your cheeseboard? Roast your grapes to intensify their sweetness, they taste delicious paired with goats cheese and crackers. Simply toss with oil, salt and pepper or just a splash of red wine vinegar, then roast in the oven at 200°C for around 15 minutes, or until soft and juicy. Try this delicious recipe from @foodtravelandaredhead.
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