Monday, July 6, 2009

Watergate Salad

Is it a Southern thing?

I've always wondered about those dishes that we call 'salad', but taste more like dessert. I'm referring mostly to congealed salads (and Aunt Pat's marshmallow salad), but this one fits the category, too. There's at least one at every picnic or potluck I've ever been to. I personally like to eat these as the course that comes between the main meal and dessert, how about you?

And where did this one get it's name?


3 cups miniature marshmallows (about half a bag)
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups whipped topping (like Cool Whip)

Combine first 4 ingredients and mix well. Add whipped topping and mix gently. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

1 comment:

Cecelia said...

I've heard (but not confirmed) that this is named after the hotel because they "invented" it. Once again, not confirmed, but it makes sense. LOL