5-Minute Watergate Salad

There’s a whole lot to love about this no-bake dessert salad recipe. When you need a last-minute treat, whip together this 5-Minute Watergate Salad!
easy watergate salad recipe
With just 6 ingredients and 5 minute preparation time, this may be one of the easiest dessert recipes around. Pistachio pudding mix is blended with Cool Whip, pineapple, coconut, nuts and mini marshmallows to create a flavorful, creamy salad that’s perfect for potlucks or picnics. This Cool Whip recipe is a true crowd-pleaser.

This fluffy salad is a real treat since it’s creamy but not overly sweet. It’s easy to mix up, and the flavor gets better the longer it stands.

  • 1 (4-ounce) box instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios or walnuts
  1. In a large bowl combine the drained pineapple and the pudding mix. Stir to coat. Add Cool Whip and stir to coat. Add coconut, marshmallows and chopped nuts; stir to combine.
  2. If you like, decorate top with cherries and marshmallows. Chill for at least an hour before serving.

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