Week 9: Roasted Grape Crostini

Our fetus is the size of a grape…I spent a lot of the week stressing over what I was going to do with a grape.  My other choice this week was an olive according to another size chart…Lisa loathes olives so I didn’t think it would be wise or nice of me to make something she would not eat.  BUT what was I going to do with a grape that wasn’t just washing it or adding it to a salad…I’m not even sure how Google landed me on a recipe for roasted grapes…I’ve never roasted a grape…it admittedly has never crossed my mind.  However, I decided to wash those bad boys up and stick ’em in the oven and I am so glad I did…I borrowed this recipe from Greens & Chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb seedless grapes
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped (I used mix of Italian Herbs which included Rosemary and it worked just fine!)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 8 oz GO Veggie! dairy free plain cream cheese (I used Follow Your Heart cream cheese for this recipe.)
  • 2 tbsp honey, plus more for drizzling (For this to be vegan substitute with Agave)
  • 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped (Didn’t have hazelnuts so I subbed with Walnuts.)
  • Baguette, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine grapes, rosemary, olive oil, and sea salt.
  3. Place on baking sheet and roast in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Once grapes are done, toast slices of baguette in the 400 degree oven until slightly toasted, about 3-5 minutes. You can butter or oil your slices of baguette, if you would like. (note: butter is not vegan)
  5. Beat together cream cheese and honey. Salt, if desired. (I skipped mixing the agave and cream cheese)
  6. Spread slices of toasted baguette with honey cream cheese, then top with grapes and toasted hazelnuts.
  7. Drizzle with honey. (Agave!)
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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Roasted grapes…turns out…is amazing!

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Ta-Da! This was plated and ready for Lisa when she came home! #1 Wife, what?

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Bite!

One thought on “Week 9: Roasted Grape Crostini

  1. Looks wonderful! I love roasted grapes! There’s a recipe floating around on Pinterest somewhere that was really good. Roasted grapes on sweet potatoes with goat cheese. Obviously, you’d have to sub something vegan for the goat cheese… It does need a little bit of salty to go with the sweet.

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