- Serves: 8
- Preparation Time: 10 minutes
- Total Cooking time: 10 minutes
Smart snacking: Just 13 percent of Americans eat the 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit recommended each day, and snacks offer an opportunity to close that gap. At just 90 calories per 3/4 cup serving, their delicious, juicy taste hits the snacking sweet spot. Plus, California grapes are portable – ideal for munching anytime, anywhere for a tasty, healthy and guilt-free option. If the ice cream carton starts calling your name, opt for frozen grapes instead – they’re just like a mini-sorbet. They take two hours to freeze, and you can keep some in the freezer for later. Make a fresh trail mix by combining grapes with cubes of cheese and a sprinkle of chocolate chips and nuts. Toss grapes into your favorite smoothie recipe. Spread celery stalks with peanut butter and place grapes on top to for a mix of crunch and sweetness. Put together snack sandwiches: smear a dab of cream cheese on top of graham crackers and top with halved grapes.
Here is a combination of saltiness from the cheese and prosciutto balanced by the light sweetness of the grapes:
Prosciutto, Red Grape and Pecorino Flatbread
|4||8-inch||prepared naan breads|
|2||Tbsp||extra virgin olive oil (divided)|
|3/4||cup||grated Pecorino Romano (divided)|
|1/2||tsp||finely grated lemon zest|
|1/4||pound||thinly sliced prosciutto|
|1||cup||red California grapes, halved|
|1||cup||arugula for garnish (optional)|
Heat the oven to 500 F.
Brush the naan breads with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and place on sheet pans. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the pecorino and the lemon zest, then drape the prosciutto over the top. Add the grapes, then sprinkle with the remaining pecorino. Bake until grapes blister, about 10 minutes. Drizzle with the remaining olive oil, cut into wedges and serve.
Nutritional analysis per appetizer serving: Calories 250; Protein 12.5 g; Carbohydrate 26 g; Fat 10 g (36 percent calories from fat); Sat Fat 3.3 g (13 percent calories from saturated fat); Cholesterol 23 mg; Sodium 700 mg; Fiber 1 g.