|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 32g||40%|
|Saturated Fat 16g||79%|
|Total Carbohydrate 53g||19%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||6%|
|Total Sugars 45g|
|Vitamin C 2mg||11%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This "dessert salad," sometimes called Watergate salad, combines packaged pistachio pudding mix with pineapples, whipped topping, cookies, and marshmallows. While the origins of the name aren't explicitly clear, there's one thing almost everyone agrees on—it's simple and absolutely delicious.
It's an excellent treat for a summer day, and you can also add additional toppings such as fruits or nuts to further spruce it up. Keep in mind that it will thicken as it sits.
1 package pistachio pudding
2 cups whipped cream
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
16 chocolate sandwich cookies (8 cookies broken into smaller pieces, 2 cookies finely crumbled, and reserve 6 whole), divided
1 cup mini marshmallows
Gather the ingredients.
Follow the pudding instructions and place the pudding in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Once the pudding has chilled, add the whipped cream, pineapple, the 8 broken sandwich cookies, and nuts (except for 2 tablespoons). Gently fold in ingredients, transfer to a serving bowl, and place the remaining 6 whole cookies around the bowl. Add reserved nuts and crumbled cookies.
Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
- While you can certainly make the base ahead of time, it is important not to add the cookies or marshmallows until just before serving.