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Watergate Salad

I just finished a pistachio muffin, and it was amazingly delicious. Almost ten years ago, I found pistachio muffins at my local chain grocery store, and I was smitten. That particular store only bakes them in March (for St. Patrick's Day), and I pined for them 11 months out of the year. I'm not very good at waiting. Today, Grace and I were in a different grocery store with my mom and my sister, when my sister picked up a package of muffins. The muffins were green. “Hey!” I said, “Are those pistachio? I thought you could only get pistachio in March.” “Nope,” my sister replied. “I buy these all the time.” And there they were. I bought a pack, and half of the muffins are already gone. I'm going to need to find a recipe because they are expensive and everyone here loves them. Anyway, eating the green muffin made me think of the green pudding I like to make. Like many of my recipes, I don't know where I got it. I think it's one of those recipes that is floating around everywhere. It tastes a lot like the muffins, and it's so much cheaper. I also don't know why it's called Watergate Salad. If you know, please tell me in the comments.

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Watergate Salad
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  1. Mix pudding and pineapple well, then add everything else. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
  2. Top with additional whipped cream, chopped pecans, or mini marshmallows before serving.
Recipe Notes

If you use sugar free, fat free pudding and Cool Whip, this is a very low calorie dessert.

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35 thoughts on “Watergate Salad”

  1. Refreshing–and it brings back memories. I remember eating this at church pitch-ins. Thanks for participating!
    .-= Ann Kroeker´s last blog ..Make-Do Mondays: If You Can’t Move It, Use It =-.

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  3. Refreshing–and it brings back memories. I remember eating this at church pitch-ins. Thanks for participating!
    .-= Ann Kroeker´s last blog ..Make-Do Mondays: If You Can’t Move It, Use It =-.

  4. Oh Yeah! I love this stuff and never had the recipe. I call it Pistachio Fluff, never knew it’s called Watergate. Maybe Nixon liked it! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Liz
    .-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Chocolate Zucchini Cake =-.

  5. Oh Yeah! I love this stuff and never had the recipe. I call it Pistachio Fluff, never knew it’s called Watergate. Maybe Nixon liked it! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Liz
    .-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Chocolate Zucchini Cake =-.

  6. You have me drooling thinking about pistachio muffins! I’ll have to make Watergate salad to get my pistachio fix because I don’t think I’ll find pistachio muffins here *L*
    .-= mub´s last blog ..Lemon Sponge Pie =-.

  7. You have me drooling thinking about pistachio muffins! I’ll have to make Watergate salad to get my pistachio fix because I don’t think I’ll find pistachio muffins here *L*
    .-= mub´s last blog ..Lemon Sponge Pie =-.

  8. What luck to find the muffins somewhere else – that must have made your day! (I feel like I’ve seen green muffins in some stores around here too.) My family has lots of favorites we search for for years, so I know that feeling. 🙂

  9. What luck to find the muffins somewhere else – that must have made your day! (I feel like I’ve seen green muffins in some stores around here too.) My family has lots of favorites we search for for years, so I know that feeling. 🙂

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