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Watergate Salad (Pistachio Pineapple Delight) Recipe
Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad (Pistachio Pineapple Delight) Recipe

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Cook Minutes 1 Hr 15 Min
Prep : 15 Min Cook: 1 Hr
When this sweet "salad" was created in the 1970s, it was called Pistachio Pineapple Delight. Somehow it took on the name of an infamous Washington, D.C., hotel. Either way, it's still a must-have side for the holiday roast.
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16 Servings
Original recipe yields 16 Servings
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2 cans (14 fl oz/398mL each) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) Jell-O Pistachio Instant Pudding
3 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
2 cups Jet-Puffed Miniature Marshmallows
1 cup chopped pecans
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Step 1
Combine ingredients.
Step 2
Refrigerate 1 hour.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
How to Thaw COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
Place unopened tub in refrigerator. A 1-L tub will be completely thawed in 4 hours. Do not thaw in microwave.
Food Facts
Originally called Pistachio Pineapple Delight, this recipe was created in the 1970's to celebrate the introduction of Jell-O Pistachio Instant Pudding. How the Watergate Salad recipe got its current name remains somewhat of a mystery. Some believe it's linked to the infamous American political scandal while others attribute it to the Watergate Hotel. Despite the debate, everyone does agree on one thing - it's a simply delicious recipe!
Serving Suggestion
Serve as a salad with cold sliced cooked chicken or as a dessert on its own.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Total fat 7 g
11 %
Saturated fat 2.5 g
13 %
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 170 mg
7 %
Total carbohydrate 28 g
9 %
Dietary fibre 1 g
4 %
Sugars 23 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A
0 %
Vitamin C
8 %
2 %
2 %
16 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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