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Watergate Salad

a close up shot of Watergate Salad in a cup
Light and refreshing, this pistachio flavored Watergate Salad is the perfect easy summer treat!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 216 kcal


  • 2 boxes pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 large can crushed pineapple
  • 12 ounces whipped topping
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • cups white mini marshmallows
  • chopped pecans and maraschino cherries, for garnish
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, if desired


  • In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix and pineapple until the mix has completely dissolved, and the pineapple mixture has thickened.
  • Stir in chopped pecans and mini marshmallows, then fold in whipped topping. 
  • Transfer to serving bowl or glass and top with chopped pistachios and cherries.


  • If using shredded coconut, add in when combining pecans and mini marshmallows.
  • You can use the juice from the pineapple to dissolve the pudding mix.
  • This simple salad tastes even better if you can let it chill for a couple of hours before serving.


Calories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 42mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 67IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg