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watergate salad

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

This classic Watergate Salad is a fresh blast from the past with crushed pineapple, pistachio pudding, pistachio nuts, mini marshmallows, and fresh whipped cream. This unique yet delicious salad is always a hit at potlucks, family reunions, holidays, and parties. It is the perfect side for those fresh grilled spring and summer meals. I love to serve this nostalgic dish with Spaghetti Salad, Broccoli Salad, and Creamy Pea Salad.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For watergate salad

  • 1 1/2 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
  • 1 box
    instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 can
    crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pistachio nuts (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 1/2 c
    mini marshmallows
  • maraschino cherries (for garnish)

How To Make watergate salad

  • 1
    Chill bowl and beaters for whipping cream. Add the whipped cream and powdered sugar to the bowl. Beat on high until medium to stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a large bowl stir together the dry pudding mix with the crushed pineapple. Stir in the pistachio nuts and mini marshmallows. Fold in 2 cups whipped cream. Finally cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with the extra whipped cream, chopped pistachio nuts, and maraschino cherries.