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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!

Servings: 6 ( 1/2 cup) servings

GREEN: 5 SmartPoints per serving

BLUE: 5 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 5 SmartPoints per serving

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.

Servings: 6 ( 1/2 cup) servings

GREEN: 5 SmartPoints per serving

BLUE: 5 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 5 SmartPoints per serving

 

Note:

  • 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.
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.

Servings: 6 ( 1/2 cup) servings

GREEN: 5 SmartPoints per serving

BLUE: 5 SmartPoints per serving

PURPLE: 5 SmartPoints per serving

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.

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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.

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 :)

marie johson

Thursday 24th of October 2019

Skinny watergate salad is the perfect salad to make <3 Thanks for sharing

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