Watergate Salad, the fluff salad of your youth, is a child's delight. This old-fashioned recipe is a MUST-have this 20230holiday season. You won't believe how EASY it is either!
This creamy, crunchy treat often features pistachio pudding, pineapple, whipped topping, marshmallows, and nuts. Every bite is a delightful surprise!
Pistachio Pudding Mix Crushed Pineapple Cool Whip Miniature Marshmallows Chopped Nuts (such as pecans or walnuts) Maraschino Cherries (optional): Note: Variations of this recipe might exist, so it's always good to check and adjust according to personal preference or family tradition.
Marketing Masterstroke? One prevalent theory is that this salad was birthed as a marketing scheme. Kraft Foods, the company behind the pistachio pudding mix that is a key ingredient, is said to have promoted the recipe on its pudding package. Connection to Watergate Hotel: Another tantalizing theory links the dessert to the Watergate Hotel, the epicenter of the famous political scandal in the early 1970s. Some speculate that the dessert might have been a special menu item or perhaps named in jest following the events.
A perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas side, this watergate salad recipe is ready for the season in its bright green.
Most commonly used in Pistachio Salad are pecan pieces which provide a great crunch. However, walnut pieces or pistachios themselves can also be substituted.
Pistachio, pineapple, marshmallow, and Cool Whip is all you need!