​How to Make Watergate Salad (It's Grandma Approved)! by Donna John

3 years ago
​How to Make Watergate Salad (It's Grandma Approved)!

This creamy dessert takes me back to my childhood. My grandma always called it Watergate Salad, though it’s often referred to as pistachio fluff or just pistachio salad. I just call it perfection! And it takes less than five minutes to prepare.

You’ll need:

  • 1 small box pistachio instant pudding mix
  • 1 can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 tub (9 ounces) non-dairy whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.

Store in the fridge until ready to serve. 

Jell-O Instant Pistachio Pudding & Pie Filling
Jell-O Instant Pistachio Pudding & Pie Filling $9
Four-pack of Jell-O Instant Pistachio Pudding & Pie Filling (3.4-ounce boxes).
Fisher Chopped Pecans
Fisher Chopped Pecans $15
Pecans are high in fiber and low in carbohydrates. Perfect for desserts or other sweet treats (16-ounce ziplock bag).
Dole Crushed Pineapple in Juice
Dole Crushed Pineapple in Juice $10
In 100-percent juice and no sugar added.
Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallow
Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallow $3
A 10-ounce bag of mini marshmallows.

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Does the name of this recipe have anything to do with the year the recipe what developed? ( Nixon years?) So cool! I love food history! I remember the late 60's and all through the 70's my Mom making Jello molds! Those were the good ol days! Donna John
Donna John
I'm pretty sure it does. May have to do some research!
Candy Stephens
Oh my goodness. I don't have this often but I seriously eat myself sick on it when I do! I love the way the marshmallows soften after a few hours!
Donna John
I grew up eating this, Candy Stephens . My grandma made it all the time. Love it!

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