By The Big Cheese on May 06, 2005
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
"I checked all the other recipes here, and each one is a little different in one way or another. THIS is the real deal. I got the recipe from the chef at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC where the recipe originated. If you want the same one served there that was made famous there....this is it."
Serving Size: 1 (102 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"Good! I loved this stuff when I was a kid and the recipe is perfect. Used Trader Joes frozen whipped topping which purports to be a healthier version, if there can be such a thing. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
""Just like my Grandma use to make" is what I hear everytime I make this salad.. It is great for big gatherings and light enough to serve on hot summer days.. Sometimes, if I have maraschino cherries, I cut them in half and place on top of the prepared salad.. I personally think chopped pecans go best in this salad.. Just my 2 cents... :) Try it- it's YUMMY!"
"I love it! I have to make a double or triple batch for family gatherings, everyone loves it!"
"We've used this recipe for the past 4 years ... & I have just realized I haven't reviewed! My total BAD to neglect this gem of my youth! You have it just right - my Mom had a friend who lived that The Watergate & sometimes we'd be invited for lunch - yep, got this every single time. Sooooo good! Thank you for posting - you are truly The Big Cheese!"
"Couldn't reach my mom to ask her how she makes this so I searched this site for the recipe. This is exactly how my mom makes it although I think she strains some of the juice off and omits the added nuts. I like this recipe as well as my moms. This one is much easier than hers too."
"Fixed this last night with Recipe#315771#315771 and oven roasted potatoes. Delicious... just like my mom made! Thank you."
"This is just like what I remember eating as a kid. Delicious! Just make sure you don't stir the cool whip too much... lol."
"I looked at dozens of these recipes, trying to find the one I remember having as a kid, and none sounded quite right. I finally found this one and I think this is it! I was in a hurry and made a lot of boo boos and it was still great. LOL"
"Definitely a classic. Watergate salad is one of the few 'fruit and marshmallow' salads my hubby will eat. We all enjoyed this version. Thanks!"
"What a simple outstanding salad. I made this twice this week. (My friends want to know why I am getting fat) It must be the salad Thank You"
"I tried this version since the pineapple isn't drained and it was EXACTLY as I remember it! Thanks for a great recipe!"
"This is the real deal! Easy to make and always a favorite. Perfect for holidays and also for potluck dinners. It's really hard to mess this one up! I sometimes add a 1/4 cup of shredded coconut for a little tropical flair but it's just as good with out it. Perfect for kids!"
"This salad is wonderful. We have always made it this way and there is no need for any additions or subtractions - it is perfect as written!"
"This is my daughter's favorite! She insists on having this salad every major holiday. I often wondered why it was named Watergate salad...duh"
"this is how my mom makes this its great dee"