Have you ever eaten so much food that you feel like you’re going to explode? I usually stuff myself to the point of oblivion at family parties because there is always an incredible assortment of appetizers, side dishes, and main courses to chose from. I never save room for dessert. It doesn’t matter how delicious the dessert bar looks, I always make impulsive decisions and end up regretting it. I’m weak.
In my final weeks of pregnancy, we decided to have a few friends over for a pre-summer BBQ. After all, it was already 78 degrees in June. I figured we needed to show our poor, neglected pool some love. I wanted to find a dessert recipe that would be light enough for us to eat after a fantastically filling meal. This pecan crunch grape salad has just the right amount of sweetness to qualify as a dessert and is full of fabulous flavors. Summer has arrived in sunny California and it’s time to embrace it!