How do you make Watergate pistachio salad?


Quick Answer

Make Watergate pistachio salad by combining a 20-ounce can of crushed pineapple, 1 package of Jell-O Pistachio Flavor Instant Pudding and 1 cup of Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows. Add 1/2 cup of chopped pecans and 1 1/2 cups of thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping to the salad.

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Instead of thawing the frozen Cool Whip in a microwave, place it in the refrigerator, and let it thaw for approximately four hours. Mix together the pineapple, Jell-O Instant Pudding, marshmallows and pecans in a medium-sized bowl. Pour in the Cool Whip, and mix the ingredients together. Refrigerate the salad for one hour before serving it.

To make a low-fat version of the Watergate pistachio salad, use 1 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt and 1 package of Jell-O Pistachio Flavor Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding. The low-fat Watergate pistachio recipe does not contain any marshmallows, but it does call for an additional cup of Cool Whip. Follow the same recipe for the classic Watergate pistachio salad to finish the low-fat version.

The low-fat Watergate salad has 90 fewer calories than the classic Watergate salad and half as much saturated fat, based on a 1/2 cup serving size. Both recipes make eight servings of Watergate pistachio salad.

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