Pistachio Mallow Salad for St. Patrick's Day

Even though this recipe is in no way typical Irish fare, it still made a nice addition to our St. Patrick's Day menu today... At least it is green! ;) It was delicious, but not too sweet, and quite simple to prepare.

Pistachio Mallow Salad
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1 (16 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
6 drops green food coloring (optional)
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1/2 cup chopped pistachios or walnuts (I omitted these)

In a large bowl, combine whipped topping, pudding mix and food coloring if desired. Fold in the marshmallows and pineapple. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with nuts. Enjoy!

Serves 12.

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  1. I grew up with this salad, but no added nuts, and we use colored marshmallos sometimes!! It's always a hit, we have always called it "Watergate Salad" I don't know why though!!!

    (no green food coloring either, it still turns pretty green from the pudding)

  2. I just made this for a St. Patrick's Day party tomorrow! It is so delicious! We also call it "Watergate Salad"...though I also don't know why, haha! And I agree, it is green enough from just the pudding. :)