Simple Pistachio Salad is the right addition to any vacation gathering. We find it irresistible for Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas. It’s at all times nice for any potluck!

Easy Pistachio Salad (Watergate Salad)

In case you are a fan of fluff salads then you’ll want to attempt our Strawberry Praline Salad. It has great critiques and it’s at all times successful.


We love how easy this recipe is and the components actually go nice collectively. It’s additionally versatile you possibly can add or take away from this salad. It additionally seems to be nice on a vacation desk which is at all times a plus. Most everybody love the “inexperienced stuff” and it’s only a vacation staple.


  • Cool whip
  • Pistachio instantaneous pudding
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Crushed pineapple with juice
  • Chopped nuts
  • Shredded coconut – sweetened


There are a couple of alternative ways to make this salad however that is or favourite. Some folks don’t add the shredded coconut so you possibly can at all times go away it out. Similar goes with the nuts.


Let your cool whip thaw within the fridge for a couple of hours, which is the one time-consuming a part of this dish. The toughest a part of making this dish is getting the components out. Which is another excuse why this dish is a winner!


Step 1
Stir dry pudding combine into cool whip. Add remaining components and blend properly. Preserve refrigerated.

Easy Pistachio Salad (Watergate Salad)


This salad has a couple of totally different names resembling Watergate salad, pistachio salad and inexperienced stuff. Be sure to use INSTANT pudding combine, not the cook-and-serve variety.


You possibly can add a couple of various things to this recipe in case you like. Corresponding to:

  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Actual Pistachios


This fluff salad is a traditional so it goes with nearly any meal. We find it irresistible at Christmas or Easter and we serve it with our Southern Pea Salad and our Amish Pasta Salad. You might also love these scrumptious Thanksgiving Facet Dishes.


Can I make this the night time earlier than?

You possibly can however might want to stir it up properly earlier than serving, so in case you plan so as to add cherries for adornment, wait so as to add these till you serve it.

Can I go away the coconut out?

Sure, you possibly can go away it out.

Does this have to be served chilly?

Sure, it’s best chilly proper out of the fridge.


We retailer this in an air-tight container within the fridge and it’ll maintain for 2-3 days.


This makes about 8 servings and might simply be doubled.

Simple Pistachio Salad (Watergate Salad)

Anne Walkup

This Simple Pistachio Salad is an excellent addition to any gathering. Typically known as Watergate salad or the inexperienced stuff it is a traditional it doesn’t matter what you name it. It is nice for any vacation event and appears nice on the desk.

Complete Time 5 minutes

Course Dessert

Delicacies American

  • 1 8 ounce cool whip
  • 1 3.4 field pistachio instantaneous pudding
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple with juice, drained properly.
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts of your selection
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

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