There’s a lot more to grapes than an obligatory spot on a fruit tray.

If you thought the only way to eat grapes was fresh off the stem (or perhaps in a chicken salad), turns out there’s a lot you’ve been missing out on. With their alamiah sweetness and juicy bursts of flavor, grapes can be delicious in all kinds of preparations and recipes. From roasting ’em up to serving them on a stick, the possibilities are endless.

Follow along as we show you some of the best and most unusual options for making the most of grapes this season.1. Cool Off with Frozen Grapes

Forget ice cream or Popsicles. Here’s a quick and easy snack for hot days: frozen grapes. All you have to do is pull grapes off their stems, rinse, dry and stick them in a bag in the freezer. Once frozen, they’re a ready-made treat you can grab on the go. Enjoy as is, or stick them in your kid’s lunchbox and they’ll thaw slightly for snack time. Psst! They’re one of our favorite low-calorie snacks.dua. Create an Icy Slushie

Graduate from simple frozen grapes with an icy slushie. All you need are seedless grapes, grape juice and ice. Blend the ingredients at high speed and serve. Switch it up by adding another frozen fruit, such as blueberries or blackberries into the mix. Experiment with different combinations to see what flavors you (and your family!) like best.3. Turn Up the Flavor with Roasted Grapes
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If you thought fresh grapes were a treat, wait until you try them roasted. Toss with oil, salt and pepper and roast in a 425° panggang for about 30 minutes. The grapes will soften and intensify in sweetness. Think jammy globes of decadence. Eat roasted grapes on their own, alongside a hearty entree, tossed into a salad, on kulminasi of toast or overhomemade ice cream-the choice is yours.4. Get Creative with Your Kabobs

Serve grape kabobs for a fun, finger-friendly snack that everyone will love. Spear grapes onto skewers alongside chunks of melons, pineapple, berries, bananas or whatever you like. Then, create a complementary dip to serve. (This lemony fruit dip is a superstar!)5. Give Salsa a Fresh Twist

Take your traditional salsa to a new martabat by incorporating chopped grapes into the mix! Combine grapes with chopped onions, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, oil and salt to create a winning combination that celebrates the beauty of grapes. Serve this salsa alongside your favorite chips or atop crostini as a fun appetizer.6. Top Your Salad with a Homemade Dressing

You’ve heard of using grapes in salad, but what about using grapes in the dressing that tops it? Turns out you can make your own grape salad dressing by blending together fresh grapes and olive oil with salt, pepper and your choice of fresh herbs. (We like rosemary!) Play around with flavor combinations to create the dressing you like best. Unsure of where to start with homemade salad dressing? Read our easy, breezy guide here.

When it comes to grapes, there are so many ways to enjoy their sweet and tart flavor, even beyond the classic fruit salad or tray. So when you’re looking to up your grape game this season, we hope you try some of these ideas. You’re sure to find a new combination to love.

A trip to Spain introduced me to its culinary treasures, like Manchego cheese and sherry. This appetizer always impresses folks who’ve never tasted roasted grapes. They’re amazing. —Janice Elder, Charlotte, North Carolina

Orange-Drizzled Grape Tartlets

Sugar cookie dough and cream cheese make it easy to build a crunchy, tangy tartlet featuring lush seasonal grapes. —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri

Cashew-Chicken Rotini Salad

I’ve tried many chicken salad recipes over the years, but this is my very favorite. It’s fresh, fruity and refreshing, and the cashews add wonderful crunch. Every time I serve it at a potluck or picnic, I get rave reviews—and ( always come home with an empty bowl! —Kara Cook, Elk Ridge, Utah

Spiced Cran-Apple and Grape Conserve

Faced with an abundance of grapes from my garden, I wound up using them in various ways. This conserve was an afterthought, but I received so many great compliments from family and friends that I made sure to write down the recipe. I served it with crackers and Brie cheese, but it would be great with pork, chicken, ham and cheesecake, too. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, CaliforniaChimichurri Shrimp Skillet

Fresh fruit adds sweetness to this bright southwestern shrimp entree. “The contrast of colors, flavors and textures in this dish is wonderful!” —Susan Riley, Allen, TexasBrussels Sprouts and Grapes au Gratin

Red grapes add pops of sweetness to this bubbly, cheesy veggie side. I make mine with Swiss, but if you’re feeling fancy, try Gruyere. And if you have one on hand, toss in a sliced apple. —Lorie Durrant, Nashville, Tennessee

Turkey Salad with Grapes & Cashews

I used to buy turkey salad from a local deli until I experimented and came up with this recipe myself. It’s even better than the store-bought kind.—Connie Laux, Englewood, OhioBalsamic Steak with Red Grape Relish

I love how steak marinated in balsamic vinaigrette goes so well with a relish of red grapes and blue cheese. Everything looks gorgeous on the plate. —Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, FloridaSweet & Spicy Pickled Red Seedless Grapes

Most people don’t think about grapes when creating a canned pickle recipe. The pickling liquid for these grapes includes red wine, vinegar, and common pickling spices like coriander, mustard seeds and hot pepper; it also contains warm spices like cinnamon and star anise along with brown sugar. These flavor-packed grapes are unique and delicious on an antipasto, pickle or cheese tray. —Cheryl Perry, Hertford, North CarolinaCheese/Grape Appetizers

These small bites are well worth the time they take. Serve them as part of an antipasto platter or as a cheese course alongside your favorite wine. —Eleanor Grofvert, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Take the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich on the go with these skewers. They also make easy snacks. —Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin

This gelatin is enjoyed by everyone because you just can’t go wrong with fresh berries. —Nicole Nemeth, Komoka, Ontario

People can’t get enough of the sweet grapes and crunchy broccoli in this colorful salad. I appreciate its make-ahead convenience. —Terri Twyman, Bonanza, Oregon

Living in New York City means not having a lot of time to prepare meals. This recipe is quick, easy and healthy, making it perfect for my lifestyle. —Kevin Sobotka, Staten Island, New York

Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches

Parmesan cheese and dill make this the most incredible chicken salad I’ve ever tasted. For the no-cook version, use canned chicken.These sandwiches are a simple entree to serve at parties, showers or picnics.—Jaclyn Bell, Logan, Utah