Have you ever heard of roasted grapes? I haven’t until 2 days ago when I bought 2 pounds of red grapes that were a little too soft and not as sweet as I usually like my grapes. Not willing to put so much fruit in the garbage, I started browsing internet for grape recipes. While most recipes that came up didn’t look appealing because they contained a lot of mayonnaise or sour cream a few seemed very intriguing. I was especially interested in these two: Roasted Grapes and Carrots and Roasted Grapes and Blue Cheese. The combination of grapes, onions, salt, and pepper seemed to say the least weird. However, the need to do something with the grapes and an ayurvedic preference of consuming fruits and vegetables slightly cooked during Winter pushed me to the oven. Being a little skeptical about mixing grapes with onions and salt, I decide to roast them plain and see what happens. The result was way beyond my modest expectations! It was a good reminder that everything that happens, happens for the best. My mushy sour grapes turned into beautiful healthy dessert/snack that is perfect for chilly gloomy winter days, ayurvedically speaking! I dare you to challenge your expectations and give it a try!!!
- 1-2 lbs of Dark Grapes
- Wash the grapes and take them of the vine.
- Preheat the oven to 325F on a roasting setting
- Put the grapes in a baking dish in several layers
- Cook for 25-30 mins or until some grapes start to pop
- Enjoy warm or room temperature sprinkled with cinnamon!
Stay tuned for more Ayurvedic winter tips, recipes, and a special Kapha winter time yoga routine!