Have you ever had roasted grapes? I'm obsessed with roasting things, so when I saw a salad with roasted grapes on the menu at a restaurant in my new neighborhood, I knew I had to try them for myself. I asked the woman behind the counter and she said they just roast them with olive oil and salt and pepper. Google told me this is a common method, so off I went to roast myself some grapes.
total time: 20 minutes
total hands on time: 5 minutes
What you'll need:
Fresh grapes of your choice (I used green, obviously, but I would love to try both red and green next time)
a little over 1 tbsp olive oil
What you'll do:
1. Preheat your oven to 400.
2. Place the grapes (still on the vine, if you so choose) in a roasting pan or dish and drizzle with olive oil. Add salt and pepper.
3. Roast for 15 minutes. You will hear them sizzling in the oven!
I ate my roasted grapes in a salad with crumbled goat cheese and spinach, which was perhaps the most simple and delicious lunch I've had in months. I knew the grapes would go perfectly with goat cheese, but the oil and moisture from the grapes canceled out the need for any additional dressing, too! If I ever host a party again (unlikely, based on the miniscule size of my new apartment) roasted grapes will be holding court on the appetizer platter.
Can you think of any other dishes roasted grapes might be good in? They are delicious by themselves, of course. But other than eating them in a salad or alongside cheese and crackers, what do you think? Taking any and all ideas for the leftovers currently hanging out in my fridge.