Congealed desserts, political scandals, and summer barbecues. Sounds like unlikely bedfellows, but say “Watergate Salad” and all these things come to mind.
In this dish, which even by the loosest definitions should never really be classified as a salad, an instant pistachio pudding packet is combined with crushed pineapple, whipped topping, mini marshmallows and chopped pecans. It’s the kind of pleasantly retro and weirdly addicting dessert that you will find at family get together’s and summer barbecues.
Supposedly, the recipe, originally called Pistachio Pineapple Delight, was created in 1975 by Kraft, but renamed after the political scandal by an unknown journalist trying to drum up interest in the recipe.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172
This salad is known by a few monikers, in case you would like to serve it without getting into a political debate at your next family gathering. It is also referred to as Green Goddess, Pistachio Delight, or Shut The Gate Salad, Green Goop, Green Fluff, or Green Stuff. We always referred to it as “The Green Stuff” in my family.