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Watergate Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. pistachio flavor instant pudding
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 3/4 cups thawed Cool Whip

Directions:

Stir pudding mix, pineapple with juice, marshmallows, and nuts in large bowl until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve. 8 servings.

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By Robin from Washington, IA

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March 2, 20110 found this helpful

I remember when this was all the "rage" back in the 60's, I think it was. Everyone was making it, and it showed up at
every church supper or family gathering. I love the stuff. LOL. It was my first experience with pistachio pudding too. Before that, I'd eaten pistachio ice-cream only a few times, and had never even seen a pistachio nut that I know of.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Lee

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March 1, 20110 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 1 regular size Cool Whip
  • 1 large can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 small box instant pistachio pudding
  • 1 cup small marshmallows
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  • 1/2 cup dates, optional
  • 1/2 cup pecans

Directions:

Mix all together and let chill.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Answers:

Watergate Salad

I was just a kid when I first helped my mom make this salad. It was also my first taste of pistachio in anything other than ice-cream. What a delight, and how fast the salad caught on.

Every church supper we ever went to from then on, we'd find a pretty bowl of WaterGate Salad on the table. It brings back many nice memories, and it's good to see that it's still making its way around.

Sometimes we'd put extra Cool-Whip on top, then drained maraschino cherries along with 2-3 fresh mint leaves just for decoration. It would look so pretty.

Thank you Robin.

(09/04/2010)

By Roseanne

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September 2, 20100 found this helpful

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg instant pistachio pudding
  • 1 carton Cool Whip
  • 1 can crushed pineapple, undrained (20 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
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  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Directions

Mix all ingredients together; place in 8x8 inch pan and let stand overnight. Keep refrigerated.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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June 11, 20090 found this helpful

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8oz.) carton whipped topping
  • 1 box pistachio pudding
  • 1-2 cup small marshmallows
  • 1 (16 oz.) can crushed pineapple and juice
  • 1/2 cup nuts

Directions:

Fold dry pudding into whipped topping in a bowl. Add pineapple and juice, marshmallows and nuts. Refrigerate.

By Robin

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June 11, 20090 found this helpful

Ingredients

  • 1 can crushed pineapple (undrained)
  • 1 pkg. pistachio instant pudding
  • About 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • About 8 oz. whipped topping (Cool Whip)

Directions

Blend ingredients together by hand. Put in bowl. Chill and serve. Can garnish with maraschino cherries (optional).

By Robin

Watergate Salad

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I make this version frequently for my hubby and the kids when they visit. They call it "that green stuff " and they all love it! (06/21/2005)

By teresa

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June 11, 20090 found this helpful

This may be doubled easily. It is very good.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Pistachio Flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
  • 1 can (20 oz.) DOLE Crushed Pineapple, in juice, undrained
  • 1 cup JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped Pecans I use less
  • 1-1/2 cups (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Directions

MIX dry pudding mix, pineapple, marshmallows and pecans in large bowl until well blended.

ADD whipped topping; stir gently until well blended. Cover.

REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until ready to serve.

By Connie from Ballwin

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