March 9, 2015

Green Fluff {Pistachio Watergate Salad}

Classic Pistachio Watergate Salad {aka: green fluff} is creamy comfort food at its best.  Whip up a batch to add a delicious touch of green to your St. Patrick's Day table.  But then, it's perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or every day, too!

Pistachio Watergate Salad {Green Fluff}

We're big fans of 'fluff' salads in our house.  You know, those creamy creations that are typically some concoction of fruit, whipped cream, and marshmallows ... with whatever various other ingredients thrown in.  They're comfort food at its best!

But in our house, these fluffs never  go by their real names.  Nope ...
... in our house, they go simply by their color.

Cherry Fluff Salad to us? ... pink fluff.  And classic Orange Pineapple Salad? ... yep, to us it's just orange fluff.

And what about this Pistachio Watergate Salad?  Well, of course! ... to us it's just ... green  fluff.

If I was to say to my husband, "Would you like me to make Pistachio Watergate Salad tonight?"  He would look at me like I had three heads and have no idea what I was talking about.  He'd probably say , "Water what??"

But green fluff? ... that  he knows.

Pistachio Watergate Salad {Green Fluff}

With St. Patrick's day coming up next week, I just couldn't help but think green Pistachio Watergate Salad would be perfect  to make.

Which then also got me thinking about some of my other favorite green foods here on The Kitchen is My Playground.  So I went back through the archives and pulled out 8 of my green favorites to share with you.

Green Foods on The Kitchen is My Playground
{click on the name above to view the recipe}

So whether it's with classic Pistachio Watergate Salad {aka: green fluff} ... or one of my other green favorites ... add a little green to your St. Patrick's Day table.  You really can't go wrong with any of them.  Oh, I think even the leprechauns would love 'em!

Pistachio Watergate Salad {Green Fluff}
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Green Fluff {Pistachio Watergate Salad}
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) box instant pistachio pudding mix {or (1 oz.) box sugar-free pudding mix}
  • 1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip non-dairy whipped topping
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 2 1/2 c. mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  1. Combine dry pudding mix and pineapple {with its juice} in a large mixing bowl; stir until mixed. Add marshmallows and pecans; stir. Add Cool Whip and fold in until well combined.
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight.

Enjoy these other 'fluff' favorites from The Kitchen is My Playground ...


  1. I love all this green, including food! :-) I love that you shared this and those great looking eggs on Making Memories Mondays! I am so glad that you came! :-) Cathy

  2. Looks amazing and I wish I could have some right now! Pinning!

  3. Mmm, love this stuff! Pretty too for March!

  4. Oh my I thought I was the only one that made 'Green Fluff'. It is so good but people get scared of the green in my house. Linking up from Inspiration Monday.

  5. We will love this Salad. Happy St. Patrick's Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  6. What a delicious and cute idea! Love the green for this time of year. Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  7. This is similar to the congealed salad.

  8. We have been eating Watergate salad at our family holiday get togethers since I was a kid. The only thing different is that ours has cottage cheese in it...drain the liquid out and mix it is really good. I giggled when you said y'all call it green fluff....I have a niece who calls it green crap so we laugh every time it is on the table lol.

  9. I made this one year for my fiance's family at our Easter dinner. They'd never heard of Watergate Salad, but they loved it! The only difference between what we had when I was a kid and yours is mama put sliced cherries in hers. I'd not heard it called "Green Fluff" before though.


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