Watergate Salad

This was one of my favorite “salads” growing up. I tried my best to make it EBF friendly using Tru Whip and organic ingredients, but it’s still more of a dessert than a salad. That said, it’s pretty darn tasty and brings back fond childhood memories for me. 🙂

Watergate Salad
  • 1 - 20 oz. can organic crushed pineapple in juice (undrained)
  • 1 box (4-serving) of jello brand sugar-free instant pistachio pudding
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 container of thawed Tru Whip (natural Cool Whip)
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  1. Combine dry pudding mix, pineapple, marshmallows and walnuts in a large bowl.
  2. Add the Tru Whip and combine until well blended.
  3. Cover and put the fridge for about an hour before serving. I get excited and eat some when I first make it, but the marshmallows get soft and fluffy if you let it sit in the fridge first. Leftovers store well in the fridge -- that is, if there's any left.



  1. This was the BEST watergate salad I’ve ever eaten and I’ve eaten ALOT of it.

    Great recipe!!!!

  2. Thanks Molly!!

  3. Ooh! That looks FASCINATING. Gonna have to try it 🙂

  4. I haven’t had something like this in SO LONG. I always loved these kinds of “salads” when my grandmother made them for holiday meals when I was little. Maybe a silly question, but do you think the measurements would be the same if I used regular (non-sugar-free) pudding mix?

    • I know, I haven’t had this a while either! 🙂 Yes, the measurements will be the same. My mom used to to make it with regular (non sugar-free) pistachio pudding mix all the time.

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