I was a little disappointed about that BUT as I saw more and more people going to my bowl over and over and saying “whatever this is, it's good!” When we cleaned up at the end of the shower, my bowl was in fact empty and the other ladies was almost full.
I felt a little bad about that, but hey, if it's better what can you do? 11/26/2007 This is a good recipe that needs some modifications.
To get the pineapple to pudding mix ration right, I make it with a 20 ounce can of fruit with two boxes of pudding, adding double the whipped cream. Sometimes it is good to add coconut as well.
The second time I made this, I wanted to make it less soupy (adding all the juice was just too much liquid), so I drained the entire 20-oz. Can of pineapple (chunks) into a measuring cup, then added 1/2 cup juice to the pudding.
Letting it sit overnight is key, as it will taste too much like unprepared pudding if you don't. I used pecans instead of walnuts, and cut down on the amount (used 1/4 cup instead of 1/2), and would do that again.
Tub of whipped topping. 11/02/2005 I changed it a bit, and it came out awesome I had tons of requests at a baby shower for this recipe.
Here it is.....2 (3.4 oz) packages of instant pistachio pudding 2 (20oz) cans of crushed pineapple drained (1/4 cup reserved juice) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1(16 oz) cool whip thawed. Fold all ingredients into the cool whip and chill for several hours.
Drained juice into large bowl, beat together with 4oz cream cheese and pudding mix. Folded in whole container of French Vanilla Coolie.
Added pineapple, strawberries, mandarin oranges, marshmallows and pecans instead of walnuts. 11/21/2008 This recipe calls for the juice, we hated this, and it looked sloppy.
It's a shame pistachio pudding isn't given as much publicity as other flavors because it makes for a wonderful dessert. I added some cottage cheese to mine for extra texture and calcium.
You really can't taste it, but it was a nice addition. I've made a recipe similar to this using peach gelatin in place of the pistachio and adding drained sliced peaches.
Watergate salad Alternative namesPistachio Delight, Shut The Gate Salad, Green Goop, Green Goddess, Green Fluff, Green Stuffy Dessert Place of originated StatesRegion or state Midwestern United States Main ingredients Pistachio pudding, canned pineapple, Cool Whip, marshmallows Cookbook: Watergate salad Watergate salad, also referred to as Pistachio Delight or Shut the Gate salad, or colloquially as Green Goop, Green Goddess salad, Green Fluff or Green Stuff, is a side dish salad or dessert salad made from pistachio pudding, canned pineapple, whipped topping, crushed pecans, and marshmallows.
It is very quick and simple to prepare: the ingredients are combined and then chilled, if desired or required. Watergate salad is similar to ambrosia salad, which includes pineapple and marshmallows as part of its base ingredients, and whipped topping and nuts as part of its variational repertoire.
Kraft Corporate Affairs said: “We developed the recipe for Pistachio Pineapple Delight. Kraft, however, didn't refer to it as WatergateSalad until consumers started requesting the recipe for it under the name.
“According to Kraft Kitchens, when the recipe for Pistachio Pineapple Delight was sent out, an unnamed Chicago food editor renamed it WatergateSalad to promote interest in the recipe when she printed it in her column.” The Denver Post, in the Empire Magazine of June 27, 1976, published a recipe for WatergateSalad.
It is sometimes said that Watergate salad was invented by a sous' chef at the Watergate Hotel, and it was then served at brunch on most weekends. WatergateSalad took off in popularity during and after the presidential scandal which shares the same name.
However, The Denver Post article does not verify this rumor, noting like most sources that the origins of the name are obscure. Syndicated household advice columnists Anne Adams and Nan Nash-Cummings, in their “Anne & Nan” column of October 9, 1997, reported that name came from the similar Watergate Cake” (which shares most of the same ingredients): “The recipes came out during the Watergate scandal.
Both cake and salad were part of a trend for satirically-named recipes such as Nixon's Perfectly Clear Consommé and Lindy's Clam-Up Chowder. In 1922 Helen Keller published a similar recipe, calling for canned diced pineapple, nuts, marshmallows, whipped cream and other ingredients.
“I ate it first in California, so I call it Golden Gate Salad “. ^ Sacramento Bee recipe August 08, 1990 ^ Alien, Lee (Jun 15, 2011).
^ Two recipes from Our Savior's (Montevideo, Minnesota) Lutheran Church (1879-2004) 125 Years cookbook ^ Over, Lynne. ^ baking.com, Watergate Cake With Cover-Up Icing ^ The Daily Courier, “Ask Anne & Nan” October 09, 1997 ^ Seyfert, Kelly Boyer (2007).
The side (or dessert, depending on how you serve it) is one of the most-searched-for dishes in Kansas every holiday season, according to Google, though Kraft reports its most popular in North Carolina. That last one may sound like someone mishearing another person say WatergateSalad, ” but there's a tale behind that name, too: “...it was so quick and easy to make that when the men-folk came home from the fields, and you heard them 'shut the gate,' there was still time to get the salad ready for dinner,” published The Daily Courier in 1997.
This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. The culinary world whipped up salads containing exactly zero lettuce, Kraft began selling a pistachio-flavored Jell-O for the first time, and the nation was experiencing its very first presidential resignation.
The end product is a sweet, fluffy, marshmallow-filled dessert that melts in your mouth and resembles some kind of strange, blended parfait. Unfortunately, unlike Deep Throat’s identity, the source behind this unusual recipe name remains shrouded in mystery.
It’s also possible that a number of food writers and newspaper editors, hoping to capitalize off of the scandal, rebranded Pineapple Pistachio Delight with the political moniker. Another common hypothesis is that the name is meant to allude to the fact that the contents of the salad are “covered up” in whipped cream.
In a large bowl, combine pudding mix, pineapple, marshmallows and pecans until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping.