Every year, Whole Foods has a very special type of grape that is only available for short amount of time – Muscat Grapes. As they ripen, the colors change from green to a blush pink and they become sweeter with each color change. Since this isn’t the average table grape, I set out to try something different than just plopping a bowl in front of Aubrey to enjoy for her afternoon snack. One of my favorite appetizers I’ve ever made is bruschetta. It’s easy, and such a crowd pleaser. So I thought why not mus-chetta? And, it’s delicious. I even had a friend over to sample and she eventually had to move the bowl out of the way as it was too tasty to pass up.
The grapes are available from March to mid-April. While they are called seedless, I did notice some had a slight seed when I was preparing these. I had them (initially) by itself on the car ride home and didn’t notice them. I can’t wait for Jon to try these out tonight!
1 cup Muscat Grapes from Whole Foods
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
4 sprigs fresh basil
1/2 garlic clove
crackers or bread
Cut Muscat Grapes in quarters and roughly chop basil. Mince garlic and combine all ingredients (except crackers/bread). Depending on your taste, add additional salt, balsalmic or garlic. Serve immediately or chill for an hour to have flavors develop.
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