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   WATERGATE SALAD 1 Small package of pistashio pudding 1 8oz. can of crushed pineapple with the juice 1 cup of mini marshmallows 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 1 small carton of cool wh
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Watergate Salad

posted at 3/30/2012 3:27 PM EDT
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   WATERGATE SALAD

1 Small package of pistashio pudding
1 8oz. can of crushed pineapple with the juice
1 cup of mini marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 small carton of cool whip,thawed

In a bowl mix together the first four ingredients,then fold in cool whip.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

I love to make this for Easter it just reminds me of spring,it's light green color! This is a favorite of ours.ENJOY! I messed up I meant to post this under Easter recipes.Oh well sorry

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 3/30/2012 8:07 PM EDT
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Thanks Gale......... I appreciate ALL your recipes

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 3/30/2012 10:00 PM EDT
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Do you use the pudding made up or the mix dry?  Looks very interesting!!

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 3/31/2012 2:07 AM EDT
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Watergate Salad - I haven't made this in years. Thanks for the reminder, Gale!

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 3/31/2012 2:08 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Watergate Salad:
Do you use the pudding made up or the mix dry?  Looks very interesting!!
Posted by Barbara B


Barbara, you use the pudding mix dry.

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 3/31/2012 3:21 AM EDT
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In Response to Watergate Salad:
   WATERGATE SALAD 1 Small package of pistashio pudding 1 8oz. can of crushed pineapple with the juice 1 cup of mini marshmallows 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 1 small carton of cool whip,thawed In a bowl mix together the first four ingredients,then fold in cool whip. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. I love to make this for Easter it just reminds me of spring,it's light green color! This is a favorite of ours.ENJOY! I messed up I meant to post this under Easter recipes.Oh well sorry
Posted by gale g


I make this a few times a year & for Easter I use the colored marshmallows

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 3/31/2012 3:24 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Watergate Salad:
Do you use the pudding made up or the mix dry?  Looks very interesting!!
Posted by Barbara B


I find it easier to mix the DRY pudding & the pineapple first & then add the rest. You want to make sure the pudding is mixed in good & not lumpy

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 3/31/2012 8:11 PM EDT
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Good stuff as my family says.

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 4/1/2012 9:24 AM EDT
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When I was a kid Watergate salad was marshmallows, canned pineapple, celery and walnuts ---
all mixed with plain MIRACLE WHIP.  
That was served only at very special, very fancy occasions 

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 4/1/2012 4:33 PM EDT
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This is a favorite recipe of my daughters. She takes it to all family dinners and
all carry ins for any organization or school  functions.

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 4/1/2012 5:31 PM EDT
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Sounds good!

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 4/1/2012 7:03 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Watergate Salad:
When I was a kid Watergate salad was marshmallows, canned pineapple, celery and walnuts --- all mixed with plain MIRACLE WHIP.   That was served only at very special, very fancy occasions 
Posted by Nancy G


Hi Nancy,I think that you are thinking of Waldorf Salad,this was made from apples, celery,walnuts,raisins with either mayo or miracle whip dressing( my mom always made hers with miracle whip) served on a bed of lettuce,of course there are always variations..This was considered a fancy dish at the time It was created by a chef at the Waldorf hotel in the late 1800's.I remember my mom telling me about this as a young girl.No computers back in the 50's and 60's just newspapers.She was into cooking and baking like I am.Watergate salad came about in  the mid seventies.My aunt was taking friends back and forth to Mississippi and she brought this recipe back with her as it was very popular in the South.Very very popular with us. lol !

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 4/1/2012 7:50 PM EDT
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Gale - you're absolutely right!   Apple chunks - not pineapple - were the main part of a Waldorf.  
I sure hope that's the biggest mistake I nake during the month of April
EmbarassedTongue out

Re: Watergate Salad

posted at 4/1/2012 8:38 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Watergate Salad:
Gale - you're absolutely right!   Apple chunks - not pineapple - were the main part of a Waldorf.   I sure hope that's the biggest mistake I nake during the month of April
Posted by Nancy G


I like Waldorf salad too!I just made some not too long ago.My guys weren't as impressed with it as I was. lol  I guess it was served as an appetizer,before the big fancy meal.It's funny how these little bits of information stick with you through your lifetime.My mom must have made this and told me the story when I was around five.Back then the Waldorf Astoria was the hotel for the rich and famous.

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