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!
Watergate Salad Recipe
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!
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 5 min
- Yield: 6
- Category: dessert
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.
So tell me, have you tried Watergate Salad? Do you love it as much as I do??
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