Little Old Lady's Watergate Salad


Little Old Lady's Watergate Salad

Little Old Ladys Watergate Salad

Watergate salad is a classic dessert salad that's been loved by generations. This recipe for Little Old Lady's Watergate Salad is Grandma's favorite recipe to bring to a party or potluck. Nobody can resist the combination of pistachio pudding, Cool Whip, walnuts, and pineapple in this delicious dessert. What's even better, it comes together in mere minutes, so you don't have to do any baking or layering! Just dump the ingredients in a bowl, stir, and refrigerate.


See how easy it is to make this recipe with our step-by-step video tutorial:


Preparation Time5 min

Chilling Time2 hr

Cooking MethodNo Bake


  • 1 (3-ounce) box pistachio pudding
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub Cool Whip
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 bag mini marshmallows (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks


  1. Make the pudding as directed, then fold in the Cool Whip.
  2. Stir in walnuts, pineapple chunks, and mini marshmallows.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


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I am definitely going to try this one! There is a great video that takes you through making this recipe. I love adding the marshmallows! Pistachio and Cool Whip together is a heavenly combination. This couldn't be easier! The hardest part of this recipe is having to wait two hours for it to set up in the refrigerator!

Great video! Can't wait to try this recipe!


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