We first had roasted grapes down at The Market House earlier this summer and both of us were struck at how simple yet elegant this dish came out. When we ran across a bunch of beautiful concord grapes at the Omaha Farmer’s Market making some roasted grapes out of them popped into our head. The richly colored purple grapes had a fresh and wonderful aromatic scent that filled our kitchen and made us very excited to use these in various recipes. Roasting them made them tender and slightly sweeter, the flavors bright and aromatic.
We were having some friends over for a nice evening and to share some of our wine that we got on our trip to Napa last year. We wanted something that would fit along with the great bottle of wine, so making a cheese board seemed like a great fit. Cheese boards are a perfect accompaniment to a great bottle of wine as you and your guests can nibble on the various offerings while sipping on your wine. Typically consisting of cheese along with crostinis and various spreads, the roasted grapes were a perfect addition to the cheese board, as the roasting made the grapes super tender and spreadable.
- 1 Bunch of grapes (your choice of variety)
- Olive Oil
- Place the grapes onto a cookie sheet ( keep the grapes on the vine in a bunch)
- Lightly drizzle the grapes with olive oil.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Place in a 350F oven for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!