When I think of Watergate, I think of political misbehaving, or a famous hotel. Salad would never have come to mind. So, imagine my surprise when I found out there is a salad called the watergate salad. I was even more surprised to find out it is more of a dessert than a salad (which I associate with leafy greens).
This is one of the best recipes I have found for those who enjoy cooking with kids. There is no cooking involved, nothing being heated on the stove. It is just a matter of combining ingredients, mixing, and chilling. Easy!
Summary: This is the same thing as a Pistachio Pineapple Delight. No matter what you call it, it is yummy!
- 9 oz frozen whipped cream, thawed
- 1 3.4 oz package of instant pistachio pudding mix
- 1 8 oz can crushed pineapple
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Combine all ingredients, except walnuts, together in a bowl, and blend until creamy.
- Place bowl in the refrigerator to chill and set, at least 10 minutes.
- Add nuts (if you are using them) and stir into mixture.
- Spoon into bowls and serve.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 8
Meal type: dessert
The history of the watergate salad is shrouded in mystery. From what I could find, it was a dessert salad created by Kraft. It seems they named their newly-created salad Pistachio Pineapple Delight. Somewhere along the line, someone changed the name, though when, where, or why this happened has been lost in time. So if you ever hear of a Pistachio Pineapple Delight, know that it is the same thing as a Watergate Salad.