Pickled Grapes With Rosemary and Chiles

Pickled Grapes With Rosemary and Chiles Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
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.


Makes 4 pt.
Total time: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes


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


1. Pack grapes into 4 (1-pt.) canning jars with lids. Add 1 rosemary sprig to each jar.

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),

Southern Living

December 2009
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