There are plenty of names for this pistachio dessert. But one thing is true… it’s a recipe everyone loves!

It’s a huge hit at backyard barbecues, potlucks, birthday parties or any gathering. And it’s a huge hit in my book because it’s incredibly simple to make.

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All you need is five ingredients and all you really have to do to make it is pour everything in a box, mix it and refrigerate. 

Simple enough! 

So what do you say we give it a try? Find the recipe below! 

Watergate Pistachio Salad
Yield: 8 servings

Watergate Pistachio Salad

This creamy, fluffy dessert is always a hit. A wonderful recipe for any birthday party, BBQ or family gathering.


  • 1 package JELL-O Pistachio Instant Pudding
  • 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple (with juice)
  • 1 1/2 cups Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip, thawed


  1. Combine pudding mix, pineapple, nuts, marshmallows and cool whip in a large bow. Gently stir until combined.
  2. Cover the mixture and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

I like to serve this Pistachio Salad in small, individual bowls. But you can also serve it in a large bowl and have people put it on a plate.

No matter how you serve it, it’s sure to be a hit. The pistachio flavor is definitely there, but not overwhelming. And the level of sweetness is just right!

Hope you’ll give this one a try…

From my kitchen to yours,


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