Menu Enter a recipe name, ingredient, keyword...

msippigrl

Classic Watergate Salad

By

Aka "that green stuff" by my family, this light and refreshing dessert has withstood the test of time and is perfect after a big Holiday feast.

Rate this recipe 4.8/5 (11 Votes)
Classic Watergate Salad 1 Picture

Ingredients

  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 (3 1/2 oz) box Pistachio Instant Pudding Mix
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 drop green food color (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (8 oz) tub Cool Whip, thawed
  • Stemmed Maraschino cherries for garnish, drained on paper towels (optional)

Details

Preparation

Step 1

Drain pineapple in a colander, pressing out the juice. (You don't want your salad to be soupy.)

In a large mixing bowl, add the pineapple, dry pudding mix, sugar, and food color, stirring until well combined. Stir in the pecans and coconut.

With a rubber spatula, gently fold in the marshmallows and Cool Whip just until combined. Don't overmix or it will flatten the Cool Whip.

Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl or individual serving dishes.

Garnish the top with a maraschino cherry or extra pecans, if desired.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

‚Äč

Review this recipe