How to Make Watergate Salad

How to Make Watergate Salad Recipe

Need a quick and easy side dish for your next gathering? We have you covered with this Watergate Salad Recipe. So delicious everyone will be going back for seconds!

Watergate Salad with cherries on top.

This delicious Watergate Salad Recipe has been handed down through our family. It is so easy and yummy that everyone asks for more.

This salad is one that we take to BBQ’s, Potlucks, or any family gathering. Our family and friends will even request that we bring the “green marshmallow salad.” Call it Watergate Salad, Green Marshmallow Salad, Pistachio Delight Salad, or whatever you want. We call this salad delicious!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make the Watergate Salad Recipe

Ingredients for Watergate salad recipe


Step 1:

Using a whisk, mix pudding and milk together. Then, set it aside to let the pudding set up a bit.

Step 2:
While pudding is setting up, drain pineapple.

How to Make Watergate Salad. Crushed pineapple draining and pistachio pudding mixed up.

Step 3:

Next, mix the pudding, pineapple, and whipped topping together.

Crushed pineapple mixed with whipped topping to Make Watergate Salad


Pistachio pudding mixed together with crushed pineapple and whipped topping for Watergate Salad Recipe

Step 4:

Now for the fun part. Add in the mini marshmallows and mix together well.

Mini marshmallows mixed into a Watergate Salad

Step 5:

Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

How to make Watergate Salad

Step 6:

Right before serving, top the salad with cherries.

Finished picture of Watergate Salad using pistachio pudding mix and cherries

Here is the printable Watergate Salad recipe.

Watergate Salad
Prep time
Total time
Recipe type: salad
  • 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 3.4 oz package pistachio flavored pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 oz Whipped Topping
  • 10 oz package Mini Marshmallows
  • Marischino cherries
  1. Mix pudding and milk together.
  2. Set aside to let set.
  3. While pudding is setting up drain pineapple.
  4. Mix pudding, pineapple, and whipped topping together.
  5. Add marshmallows and mix.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  7. Top with cherries and serve.

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