By Cathy17 on June 29, 2004
Photo by Rita~
Photo by Rita~
"My mom made this all the time and it was always a HUGE hit. I made it for my Stampede BBQ's and I can't count the number of people who asked for the recipe. Kids will love this as a fun salad at Thanksgiving or other special occasions. It's quick, easy and very tasty. Everyone will love this! Cooking time is chill time."
Serving Size: 1 (121 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I love that friends have a fit over this desert and can not figure our what makes it unique! I even used fat free pistachio pudding and Lite frozen topping and it was superb. Less calories and noone could tell the difference. What a quick, lovely desert. "
"When I was a child we ate this at all holidays and I always looked forward to it. I have been telling my children about childhood traditions such as this. I am so glad to have found the recipe. Try it. You won't be disappointed!"
"This was very good. Didnt have nuts on hand so I omitted! The kids fought over this!"
"Really good but I found it to be a little dry. I think next time I won't completely drain the pineapple."
"As another reviewer mentioned this salad is the "Watergate Salad" that's printed on the "Jello" pistachio pudding mix, has been for years so nothing new here. They recommend NOT draining the pineapple which is the way I've always preparred it. It's a good salad or dessert. Very sweet however. I'm giving it only 3 stars because it is a copy cat recipe with no mention of the "Jello" people who came up with it many years ago."
"This was an awesome dessert... thank you very much. My guest went back to the bowl and scraped out every last bit."
"My mother and I first discovered this recipe almost 20 years ago when I was 14. We had friends staying with us from New Mexico and they said that they were going to make this dessert for us. It was very poplular in their circle of friends from New Mexico so they were excited to share it with us. My mom & I talked later amongst ourselves about how strange this sounded and how we really didn't want to try it but in an effort to be nice we would. I guess they noticed our hesitation and said that they were hesitant at first too. We tried and loved it. My mom immediately asked for the recipe and has made it several times since then. I have made it a few times as well and when I first served it to my in-laws they said 'Oh, we make this too. We didn't know you make it'.
This is a really great summer dessert that is perfect for BBQ's."
"I ate this first in Chicago and have never forgotten it! My mom calls it "toxic waste" because of the green color and the unhealthy ingredients, but I LOVE IT!!!! So easy to make and light and refreshing. GORGEOUS."
"This is delicious. I added mandarin oranges and it turned out perfectly. I will be putting this into my regular menu rotation. Cathy, thank you for posting this recipe. Great job!"
"Tastes good and so easy to throw together."
"I have been making this for years. It was my favorite as a child. Easy to make and tastes great! We leave out the nuts."
"The Canadian Thanksgiving thread had me adding this to my Thanksgiving menu. Looks so appealing served in a glass serving bowl - the combination absolutely delicious. Family did not do justice to this salad until after the meal - meaning at our house they like sweet endings. Next time around will bring it out as dessert - serving in a lovely glass as in Rita's photo. Thank you for reminding me of an old favorite which will be seeing to repeats."
"OH this is one of my favorites! My mom used to make this all the time, I couldn't remember exactly the ingredient amounts so thanks!"
"Wonderful recipe!! I made this for my husband and myself using sugar free pistachio pudding, sugar free cool whip, no sugar added crushed pineapple, toasted up some walnuts for sprinkling on top, for a "light" "lite" guiltfree sweet ending!! Thanks for sharing."
"The best!! So easy and perfect for a lite dessert. That is how I served it. Everyone raved and had more. Brings back memories of another time. I made it with tropical fruit and added a banana and coconut. This was what I have been wanting. Thanks for posting."
"Loved this recipe! It was SO easy to make and turned out fabulous! I followed this recipe but also added 1 can of mandarin oranges and sweetened coconut flakes. My husband really loved it and it reminded him of his childhood. Thanks for sharing!!!"
"This salad is wonderful and so easy. A great sald to take to potlucks because it looks so pretty and people will think you spent hours. A thanksgiving favorite in our house."
"mmmmm!!! Delicious!! The beauty of this salad/dessert is that you can make it your own. Using the pistachio pudding mix and cool whip, you can pretty much add whatever you want to it, and it comes out great. I made this yesterday, and added maraschino cherries, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and topped it with mixed nut pieces. Our 4 year old grandson, Owen declared it to be "delicious grandma!!!" so to me, that was the ultimate compliment!! Thank you for a great and easy summertime salad that is always a hit with everyone!!! It can be a salad, or a dessert!!!"
"Perfect Pistachio Pudding!! I loved it and ate it all by myself! :)"