Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Recipe from Southern Living

Add these gorgeous spicy-tart grapes to an antipasto platter or cheese plate or stir them into chicken or mixed green salads. Guests will love the complex flavors. But the best part: prep time is 10 minutes and "pickling" happens in the fridge in just a few hours.


  • 3 cups seedless green grapes (about 1 lb.)
  • 3 cups seedless red grapes (about 1 lb.)
  • 6 (4-inch-long) fresh rosemary sprigs, divided
  • 2 cups white wine vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper


Prep Time:
Total: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

  1. 1. Pack grapes into 4 (1-pt.) canning jars with lids. Add 1 rosemary sprig to each jar.
  2. 2. Bring vinegar, next 4 ingredients, 1 cup water, and remaining 2 rosemary sprigs to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat, and discard rosemary sprigs. Pour hot vinegar mixture over grapes. Cover loosely, and let cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes). Seal and chill 1 hour before serving. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.
Matt and Ted Lee, Simple Fresh Southern (Clarkson Potter 2009),
December 2009