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watergate salad

(1 rating)
Recipe by
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Hoboken, NJ

This recipe came about in the 1970s. It was created by Kraft and called the Pistachio Pineapple Delight. At a later date, a Chicago newspaper editor reprinted the recipe & renamed it "Watergate Salad" & this new name stuck. It is suggested that the editor was referring to the "mess" of the scandal, as well as the fact that it's "nutty". Either way it's a family favorite that is sure to please! It's super easy, and adjustable. It can be served as a salad or a dessert!

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For watergate salad

  • 1 20 oz can
    crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
  • 1 box
    pistachio pudding
  • 1 8oz pkg
    cool whip
  • 1 c
    marshmallows, mini
  • 1/2 c
    pecans, chopped

How To Make watergate salad

  • 1
    Combine pineapple, marshmallows, and pistachio pudding.
  • 2
    Fold in cool whip. Add nuts.
  • 3
    Refrigerate for 1 hour prior to serving. For best results, refrigerate overnight.