A Grape Idea

01 Sep 2016
POSTED BY Alvin Thomas

Grapes are a great way to add new dimensions of flavour to your meals, while it helps that they are also nutritious. This flavourful fruit serves as heart-healthy snack, as well as an inventive ingredient. 

Grapes make the perfect snack: they are delicious, with a juicy burst of flavour, and are hydrating, easy to eat and portable. Additionally, grapes are good for you, offering a variety of nutritional benefits.

Grapes are a natural source of beneficial plant compounds, including antioxidants and other polyphenols. At just 90 calories per serving, they also contain no fat, no cholesterol and virtually no sodium.

This healthy, handy fruit is also a versatile ingredient, making grapes a perfect way to enhance your favourite foods and recipes. With their delicately sweet flavor and vibrant hues of red, green and black, grapes lend a delicious and attractive addition to dishes from breakfast to dinner. Grapes are available year-round in Oman, so it’s an easy ingredient to add to a host of recipes.

Find more recipes for every meal of the day at grapesfromcalifornia.com.

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Grilled Ginger Salmon and Grape Rice Bowl


Serves: 4


  • 4 boneless salmon fillets (3 ounces each), skin on
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups mixed green and red grapes, halved
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 4 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Reduced sodium soy sauce (optional) 


  • Heat grill to high and oil grates. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper; set aside.
  • In small saucepan, combine rice vinegar, ginger, honey and olive oil, and bring to simmer over high heat. Stir in grapes and scallions, and season with salt and pepper. Set aside off heat. 
  • Grill salmon, skin side up, 5-6 minutes. Turn and grill another 2-3 minutes, or until salmon reaches desired doneness.    
  • Divide rice among four bowls and top with cabbage and salmon. Spoon grape mixture over top and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve with soy sauce, if desired.
  • Nutritional information per serving: 487 calories; 23g protein; 69g carbohydrates; 13g fat (24% calories from fat); 3g saturated fat (6% calories from saturated fat); 43mg cholesterol; 301mg sodium; 6g fibre.

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