I tried it both ways, with the pistachio pudding this works best with chopped pistachios. I prefer with finely chopped pecans as walnuts can have a slightly bitter edge to them. Refrigerate for at least one hour and garnish with chopped nuts and maraschino cherry if desired. You’ll just be using the mix for this recipe. Ideally, make this the night before and let it set in the refrigerator overnight. yep! LOVE the nuts in it! and somehow noone had kept the recipe. Required fields are marked *. Dinner, then Dessert, Inc. owns the copyright on all images and text and does not allow for its original recipes and pictures to be reproduced anywhere other than at this site unless authorization is given. Show me what you made on Instagram or Facebook and tag me at @DinnerthenDessert or hashtag it at #dinnerthendessert. YUM! Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved, The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption. Added pineapple, strawberries, mandarin oranges, marshmallows and pecans instead of walnuts. If using homemade, refrigerate until you make this recipe then freeze the recipe for 20 minutes before serving to keep it as cold as possible. I took this to a baby shower and as soon as i put it on the table i saw someone else had brought one also. Always reminds me of my childhood. You can freeze watergate salad for up to 3 months. Pecans or pistachios? Like this recipe? A fresh made whipped cream will taste delicious fresh from the fridge but will soon fall and melt. Old-Fashioned desserts like Homemade … fluff salad or pineapple pistachio delight, is SO easy to make, and cheap too. Fold all ingredients into the cool whip and chill for several hours. This dessert salad with a pistachio pudding base contains crushed pineapple, miniature marshmallows, pecans, and whipped topping. This post may contain affiliate links. I was a little dissapointed about that BUT as i saw more and more people going to my bowl over and over and saying "whatever this is, it's good!" This is a good recipe that needs some modifications. Info. Prepare pistachio pudding according to box directions and mix with Cool Whip. Add the toppings right before serving. If you enjoyed the recipe and would like to publish it on your own site, please re-write it in your own words, and link back to my site and recipe page. Your email address will not be published. The next time I made it I drained the pineapples a couple of times to make sure there was NO juice. But green + spots of red = cute Christmas tree dessert. Save it to your Pinterest board now! I like to top this with my Easy Whipped Cream and maraschino cherries with an extra handful of chopped nuts. Here’s some other favorites! Watergate salad calls for pistachio pudding mix, but you could technically use this recipe with any flavor of pudding mix for a quick dessert. Make sure to us pineapple in juice NOT the pinapple in syrup it makes it WAY TOO SWEET (I learned the hardway). Sign up for daily recipes and receive a Free E-Cookbook! You really can't taste it, but it was a nice addition. I finished the salad and was wondering can I add another pistachio pudding mix to the completed salad. Thanks for the recipe! She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon. This salad has a really nice light green color, which is why it’s also called the “green stuff” or “pistachio fluff”. Watergate Jello Salad made with Pistachio Pudding is an American recipe was introduced with the release of Kraft’s Pistachio Jello flavor back in the 1970’s. You can add other toppings to this salad like mini chocolate chips, walnuts, shredded coconut, crushed pistachios, or sliced bananas. Add comma separated list of ingredients to include in recipe. You can also make it more indulgent by mixing half cream cheese (or cottage cheese) with half whipped cream, then adding the pistachio pudding mix. 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix, 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice, ½ (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed. I added some cottage cheese to mine for extra texture and calcium. My mom makes something similiar so this dish always reminds me of home! While watergate salad recipes vary quite a bit, I think over the years I’ve tried just about every combination! You can turn this into a kid-friendly activity by making my homemade marshmallows first, then using them for this salad recipe! This post may contain affiliate links. Super fluffy goodness in a spoon!! Or choose just the red and green ones if making for Christmas Day. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. You can also (instead of using a classic whipped cream recipe), use Cream Cheese Stabilized Whipped Cream, which will not melt at room temperature. This recipe calls for the juice, we hated this and it looked sloppy. Ingredients: 6 (marshmallows .. pineapple .. walnuts .. whip ...) 10. do you make the pudding or just throw the powder and mix with pineapple. Information is not currently available for this nutrient. Other names for this dish include Green Fluff, Pistachio Delight, and Green Goddess Salad. PISTACHIO WATERGATE SALAD. So if you’re looking to create a more homemade version take care to serve it immediately. It came out very fluffy and quite nice looking. Congrats! Originally called Pistachio Pineapple Delight, this recipe was created in the 1970's to celebrate the introduction of Jell-O Pistachio Instant Pudding. Amount is based on available nutrient data. Dreamy wonderful! Changes: 20oz can of pineapple. Fold in all other ingredients. can of (unsweetened) pineapple chunks. Love this classic! In a large bowl mix the pudding mix, pineapple, marshmallows and pistachios well then add in the cool whip gently. I am a trained Private Chef of almost 10 years. Fluffy marshmallows soak in all the juices of the salad and their chewy texture makes them a perfect compliment. Chef approved recipes for dinners and desserts. I used pecans instead of walnuts, and cut down on the amount (used 1/4 cup instead of 1/2), and would do that again. Thanks for sharing it! Whether you choose to use a fresh whipped cream or a cool whip you can make either work with some careful planning. Add comma separated list of ingredients to exclude from recipe. The name just stuck, and now this is a popular salad for potlucks and parties across the country. Make this watergate salad recipe with half pudding mix and half low fat cool whip to lighten up this recipe. Sprinkle pineapple juice over pudding. If you prefer a more natural route you should be much more careful about how long you let this recipe sit out. tub of whipped topping. It’s one of my favs. Don’t drain the pineapple, it’s the juice from the can that turns the dry pudding mix into pudding. 173 calories; protein 1.2g 3% DV; carbohydrates 24.6g 8% DV; fat 7.4g 11% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 179.6mg 7% DV. Use rainbow marshmallows in place of regular mini marshmallows for a more festive presentation. Do u mix the pudding like the box says with the milk or just pudding mix only. PISTACHIO PUDDING SALAD. It's a shame pistachio pudding isn't given as much publicity as other flavors because it makes for a wonderful dessert. Watergate salad is a sweet and creamy, and unexpectedly tangy dessert, despite the fact that it’s called a “salad.” Watergate salad, a.k.a. I’ve made this for years and now it’s always requested by my grown-up kids and grandkids for family and holiday gatherings. ... and chill a couple of hours before serving. I wouldn’t recommend it. Sometimes it is good to add coconut as well. Green + red = brown which won’t be as appetizing.