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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pistachio Salad

I remember my mom and grandma making this easy salad a few times growing up. It is almost dessert-like. This is a nice change from the typical coleslaw, potato or macaroni salad ... and perfect for warm weather!







Pistachio Salad
Yield: 6-8 servings

1 small box pistachio instant pudding
1 container (8 oz.) Cool Whip
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cups miniature marshmallows

Mix pudding into Cool Whip. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well and chill until serving.

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I hope you enjoy!

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43 comments:

  1. This is yummy. Here in the South we call it Watergate Salad. It's one of my favorite dishes to make for family reunions and goes like hotcakes! Thanks for sharing. The only things I don't add are the cherries,marshmallows and chopped nuts.

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    1. I have heard it called that before! I think it's a nice change from the typical coleslaw, potato or macaroni salad. :)

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  2. Super post. I got to this via Mealtime Monday on Couponing and Cooking. I have linked in some bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Enjoy.

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  3. Ah yes! Watergate salad, but like Debra Ann noted without the marshmallows or cherries. My mom used to make this and Waldorf salads in the summer!

    Thanks for the memory and reminding me I need to make this for my family!

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  4. I love pistachio salad! It brings so many childhood memories! I need to pin this!

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    1. This salad has many memories for me, too. I think we had this at every holiday meal!

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  5. I would love it, if you would share this, & any other recipes you may have, on my recipe link up. http://goodrecipesonline.com/organized-linkup-for-all-your-recipes-goodrecipesonline-com/.

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  6. Saw this on Tip Junkie. We make something similar, but without the cherries. We too call ours Watergate Salad, or simply "green stuff." Thanks for the reminder ... I'll have to make some soon!

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    1. Me too, Sarah! It's such a nostalgic salad for me!

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  8. This IS a dessert, and a very unique and delicious one.

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  9. i remember growing up with this...yum!!!

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  10. My Mama and Grandma made this also! I had forgotten about..I'm doing that way to much lately. ~smile~ Thanks for the recipe and memories. <3 Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 42. I hope to see you again each week. <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/07/thursdays-treasures-week-42.html

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    1. Hi, Debi :) This salad seems to be a part of many childhoods and family traditions!

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  11. This is so pretty. I used to make a salad with lime yellow, Cook Whip, cukes and other ingredients that looked like this. I have to says that yours sounds better with the pistachio flavor.

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  12. Yum! perfect salad for summer. Cool and creamy for those blazing hot days. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :) Have a great weekend.

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  13. This is similar to a 5 cup salad that I used to make but not with pistachio. What a cool twist to use the pistachio pudding! Sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays:)

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  14. I used to love when my Grandma made this when I was little. We called it "green goop"...I am going to have to make this!!!

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  15. Pistachio Pudding in the salad sounds like fun. Would love to try it out on one fine summer day :)

    Come over and link your recipe to Piquant Potluck @ QuickAsianRecipes.com

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  16. My sister makes a very similar recipe but calls it WhiteHouse Salad. I have no clue why, but it is delicious! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back next week!

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  17. Hi Jamie,
    My husband just love anything pistachio, I will have to make this for him, it looks awesome! Hope you have a fantastic week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Miz Helen. I hope your husband likes it as much as we do!

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  18. This sounds so COOL and yummy. Thanks for reminding me of an old family favorite! (Stopping by from the IMPROMPTU, COOL Linky Party @ Hating Martha.)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Seems a lot of people have fond memories of this salad :)

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  19. I haven't had this salad in a very long time. I remember that is was quite yummy. I think the one I had before had cherries in it though!!

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    1. Definitely a classic salad! Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  20. The subject of this week's Food on Friday is Salad. It would be great if you linked this in. This is the link .

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  21. thanks for linking in. Have a super week.

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  22. This salad is a Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition at my table for my family! I too call it Watergate salad.

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  23. My sister makes a very similar salad and it is so light and refreshing! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Please join us again this week for our red, white and blue party!

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  24. My mother in law made this for just about every family dinner. It will please hubs & my kids to re awaken that memory. :) for what it's worth

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  25. I would like to thank you for sharing this recipe. Pistachios are my favorite nut and I use them for this salad - chopped. Thank you also for your wonderful blog and sharing so many family-friendly recipes.

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