Published on June 14, 2019

Grapes and walnuts with lemon sour cream sauce

Lemon zest contributes lively flavor and aroma to the sour cream sauce. Walnuts add crunch.

The outermost layer of the lemon, called the zest, is full of essential oils. Remove the zest by grating it with the fine rasps of a hand-held grater.

Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups red seedless grapes
  • 1 1/2 cups green seedless grapes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts


In a small bowl, combine sour cream, powdered sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla. Whisk to mix evenly. Cover and chill for several hours.

Divide grapes equally among 6 stemmed dessert glasses or bowls. Add a dollop of sauce to each dish and top with 1/2 tablespoon of chopped walnuts. Serve immediately.