PISTACHIO SALAD OR WATERGATE SALAD

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Pistachio Salad or Watergate SaladPistachio Salad is a quick and easy dessert and kids love it!  Serve this salad for any holiday or to your family anytime for a treat.  Pistachio salad is also called Watergate salad and is an old-fashioned recipe that has been around for many years.  Children as well as adults will love this simple salad and it is wonderful to make ahead of time for Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter as it keeps well refrigerated.  You could also double this recipe for a crowd.  This salad was always on my Mother’s table on any occasion and is one that most people love.  It makes a great salad for St. Patrick’s Day because of the green color.  This salad is a good choice to take to gatherings, serve on a buffet table or even make it for a sick friend or neighbor.  My family asks for this one all the time and not just on holidays.

Pistachio salad is a classic.

1 (8 ounce) cool whip

1 (3.4) box pistachio instant pudding

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 (20 ounce can) crushed pineapple with juice, drained (save 1/3 cup of the pineapple juice and add into recipe)

1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice

1 cup shredded coconut

Stir dry pudding mix into cool whip.   Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Keep refrigerated. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Enjoy!

Pistachio Salad or Watergate Salad
 
If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Easy Cranberry Salad.  
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5 from 2 votes

Pistachio Salad or

This is such an easy and quick dessert. This is an old fashioned recipe that has been around for years.
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pistachio Salad
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 8 ounce cool whip
  • 1 3.4 box pistachio instant pudding
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple with juice, drained (save 1/3 cup of the pineapple juice and add into recipe)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  • Stir dry pudding mix into cool whip. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Keep refrigerated.

 
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