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Skinny Watergate Salad

This Skinny Watergate Salad is a skinny version to the classic Watergate salad-made with sugar-free pistachio pudding, marshmallows, nuts, and pineapple. It’s the perfect potluck recipe!

Makes 6 ( 1/2 cup) servings

Watergate salad according to Wikipedia is referred to as Pistachio Delight or Shut The Gate Salad, or colloquially as Green Goop, Green Goddess, Green Fluff or Green Stuff, is a side dish salad or dessert salad made from pistachio pudding, canned pineapple, whipped topping, crushed nuts and marshmallows.

The recipe was first published by General Foods ( Kraft Heinz), to showcase two of their products: Jell-O instant pistachio pudding and Cool Whip whipped topping. But at that time (it was 1975, a year after Nixon resigned) the salad donned the name, Pistachio Pineapple Delight.

General Foods sent out the recipe to newspapers around the country and one unnamed Chicago food editor decided to change the recipe name to Watergate Salad to attract more readers. 

Here a few other fantastic potluck dessert salads that you must try:

Hawaiian Delight Fluff

Raspberry Cheesecake Fluff Salad

Blueberry Lemon Fluff

Zero Point Fruit Salad

To make this Skinny Watergate salad you will:

mix together two boxes of pudding mix with 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk in large mixing bowl.

Whisk until well combined. Add drained pineapple.

Fold in cool whipped topping.

 Stir in marshmallows and chopped nuts.

Chill for at least 2-4 hours. Serve with fat free Reddi Whip and garnish with more nuts, if desired.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ( 1 oz.) sugar free pistachio Jell-O instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 8 oz. container fat free Cool Whip
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts  ( I use small walnut pieces )

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix two boxes of pudding mix with unsweetened almond milk.
  2. Whisk until well combined. Add drained pineapple.
  3. Fold in cool whipped topping. Stir in marshmallows and chopped nuts.
  4. Chill for 2-4 hours be serving. Serve with fat free Reddi Whip and garnish with more nuts, if desired.
  • If you mix unsweetened almond milk with instant pudding by itself it will NOT set up-however in this recipe the combination of the cool whip and drained crushed pineapple-it does.

Makes 6 ( 1/2 cup) servings

5-7 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan.

The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 6

Skinny Watergate Salad

Skinny Watergate Salad

This Skinny Watergate Salad is a skinny version to the classic Watergate salad-made with sugar-free pistachio pudding, marshmallows, nuts, and pineapple. It's the perfect potluck recipe!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ( 1 oz.) sugar free pistachio Jell-O instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 8 oz container fat free Cool Whip
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts  ( I use small walnut pieces )

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix two boxes of pudding mix with unsweetened almond milk.
  2. Whisk until well combined. Add drained pineapple.
  3. Fold in cool whipped topping. Stir in marshmallows and chopped nuts.
  4. Chill for 2-4 hours before serving. Serve with fat free Reddi Whip and garnish with more nuts, if desired.

Makes 6 ( 1/2 cup) servings


5-7 PersonalPoints™ per serving*

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

If you mix unsweetened almond milk with instant pudding by itself it will NOT set up-however in this recipe the combination of the cool whip and crushed pineapple-it does.

Smartpoints: GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 5 SmartPoints per serving

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g

The point values and nutritional information is estimated and figured based off the brand of ingredients I used for the recipe using the WW app and can vary depending on ingredients used.

Donna

Tuesday 28th of June 2022

I made this recipe and it was really delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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Saturday 8th of January 2022

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Linda

Tuesday 28th of July 2020

I love this! I'm addicted to it. I change it a little, I use less coolwhip and add fat free greek yogurt.

marie johson

Tuesday 5th of November 2019

This classic pistachio fluff salad has everything that i love <3 Thanks for sharing :) loved it

marie johson

Tuesday 5th of November 2019

This classic pistachio fluff salad has everything that i love <3 Thanks for sharing :)

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