I don’t know if it’s the holidays or what but I’ve been feeling extra nostalgic lately. In particular thinking about my grandma whom I was very close with and who passed away ten years ago now. I was looking through old recipes of hers and found this one for Watergate Salad and instantly craved it-it had been years! For those not in the loop, this is a 1970s era desserts full of marshmallows, crushed pineapple, pudding mix and whipped cream but it’s more heavenly than it sounds!
I like to mix crushed almonds or pecans in mine but you can add whatever your favorite nut is or omit them all together, it’s still wonderful!Print
Watergate Salad is a 1970s era dessert with pistachio pudding, whipped cream, marshmallows, pineapple, and pecans and while it sounds like a crazy mix, it’s absolutely delicious!
1 package instant Pistachio pudding mix
8 ounces Cool Whip
20 ounce can crushed pineapple (with juice)
2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup crushed pecans
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and chill for one hour before serving.
Keywords: watergate, pineapple, pistachio
So tell me, have you tried Watergate Salad? Do you love it as much as I do??
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