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Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad

JC Phelps
Stemming from DC, Watergate Salad is a classic American recipe. With only five ingredients, it's easy to make + oh-so-delicious!
5 from 33 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 281 kcal


  • 1 can crushed pineapple 20 oz.
  • 1 box pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 tub frozen whipped topping
  • 1/2 c. pecans crushed
  • 1 c. mini marshmallows


  • In a large bowl, combine crushed pineapple (with juice), pistachio pudding mix, crushed pecans, and mini marshmallows.
  • Fold in whipped topping; mix until well-combined.
  • Refrigerate + serve.


  • I like to fold my whipped topping into the mix at the end; it produces the best consistency for the salad.
  • Do not drain the pineapple juice!
  • Use crushed pecans in the mix, with walnuts being a good substitute.


Sodium: 47mgCalcium: 53mgVitamin C: 7mgVitamin A: 93IUSugar: 32gFiber: 2gPotassium: 180mgCholesterol: 5mgCalories: 281kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 12gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 44gIron: 1mg
Keyword watergate, watergate salad
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