This Watergate Salad Recipe was initially called Pistachio Pineapple Delight when it first debued in the 1970’s, and only canned pineapple was used. This easy and simple Watergate recipe has since been varied to use other canned fruits as well. How and why the name was changed to Watergate is a mystery. Some people think it has a lot to do with the Watergate Scandals that were prevalent during that time. Whatever the name is - Watergate or Pistachio Pineapple Delight - it is the results of the recipe that are important and this easy and simple Watergate recipe has lots of flavour. Although the original recipe called for canned pineapples, fruit cocktail seems to have become more of a favourite choice. Canned diced peaches or mandarins work really well in this recipe also. So, pick your choice of fruit and get stirring.