Watergate Salad

Watergate salad, also known as Pistachio Delight or Pistachio Fluff, is a classic dessert salad made with just a few simple ingredients. Here’s a traditional recipe for Watergate salad:


  • – 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • – 1 (3.4 oz) package instant pistachio pudding mix
  • – 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • – 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • – 1 1/2 cups whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), thawed


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the drained crushed pineapple and instant pistachio pudding mix. Stir until the pudding mix is fully incorporated and there are no lumps.

2. Add the mini marshmallows and chopped pecans to the bowl, and gently fold them into the pineapple-pudding mixture until evenly distributed.

3. Fold in the whipped topping until all the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is creamy and smooth.

4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or transfer the salad to an airtight container, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Chilling allows the flavors to meld together and the salad to set up.

5. Before serving, give the Watergate salad a quick stir to recombine any separated ingredients.

6. Serve the Watergate salad chilled as a refreshing and delicious dessert or side dish.

Enjoy the creamy texture and sweet flavor of this classic Watergate salad. It’s a perfect addition to potlucks, picnics, or holiday gatherings, and it’s sure to be a hit with family and friends!


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