Watergate Jello Salad is an easy to prepare classic recipe. The melt in your mouth combination of Marshmallows, Pistachio Pudding, and Cool Whip is a must-try!
What is Watergate Jello Salad?
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. Other names for this dish include Green Fluff, Pistachio Delight, and Green Goddess Salad.
Whatever you decide to call it, this creamy and cool salad is one you will find yourself making again and again. There’s a reason it’s stuck around for all these years!
When should I make this recipe?
Watergate salad can be prepared before hand, so it is a great option to throw into almost any meal and make anytime. Try having it as a side dish to an outside barbecue, or a dessert for a soup and sandwich lunch.
Got an upcoming potluck? Bring a chilled bowl of this watergate salad, and you’re sure to get comments from beaming faces like “My grandma used to make this!” or “This salad brings me back to my childhood!”.
How to make Watergate Salad
The recipe for watergate salad is super easy to prepare, and is a perfect recipe to get kids in the kitchen to help! All you need is five ingredients and one big bowl. All the ingredients are inexpensive so this recipe is great on a budget.
- 3.4 instant Pistachio Pudding (1 small box)
- 8 ounce Cool Whip
- 20 ounce pineapple crushed with juice
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 16 ounces mini marshmallows (1 bag)
Combine all the ingredients except for the cherries in a large bowl until creamy.
Refrigerate three hours.
Top with cherries!
- 3.4 oz Instant Pistachio Pudding Mix
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- 20 oz Crushed Pineapple with Juice
- 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
- 16 oz Mini Marshmallows
- Maraschino Cherries
- Combine all the ingredients except for the cherries in a large bowl until creamy.
- Refrigerate three hours.
- Top with cherries
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 54gFiber: 1gSugar: 41gProtein: 2g
Please verify this information with your preferred nutrition calculator.
Do you need to prepare the pudding mix before hand?
Nope! You will just use the pudding mix powder in this recipe for Watergate Jello Salad. The pistachio pudding powder mixes smoothly with the cool whip and is anything but grainy.
The jello mix also has little pieces of chopped almonds which adds another yummy nutty flavor into this salad.
Can you save the leftovers?
It’s important to throw this salad (if there’s any left!) back into the refrigerator. People say it actually gets tastier with time… but toss it after 4 or 5 days.
Other Jello Salads to try!
Jello Salads are seriously the best summer dessert, and there are so many flavors and renditions to try. Here are some favorites!
- Creamy Orange Jello Salad with Mandarin Oranges
- Simple Lime Jello Salad
- Layered Blueberry Jello Salad
- Triple Berry Jello Salad
Watergate salad is an easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy. It’s inexpensive, easy to prepare, and offers a unique refreshing flavor.
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