When I made this for my family at Easter, Tina threatened to quit the blog if I posted it. Naturally, I waited until she forgot about it, made it again, took photos and am now posting it. I hope you’ve enjoyed her posting here on The Dough Will Rise Again; I just could not keep this classic from you any longer.
Yes, this is full of all sorts of food-that’s-not-really-food. If you’re doing any sort of clean eating/paleo diet? This is not for you. But if you want a side – or a dessert – that reminds you of holidays with your grandparents, then Watergate Salad is for you.
8 oz. Cool Whip, thawed (I use reduced fat)
20 oz. crushed pineapple, with juice
small box Jello Instant Pistachio pudding mix
1/2 c. chopped pecans (I left out this go-round. I’m aware this is an abomination.)
Half a bag of miniature marshmallows
Mix first 3 ingredients until smooth. Stir in pecans and marshmallows.
Chill for at least an hour before serving.