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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
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  • 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.

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.

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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
  • 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.

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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 WiggleWorm

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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
  • 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
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  • 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

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 mamaboo

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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
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  • 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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