Deep South Dish Original Watergate Salad. Bok Choy Coleslaw. This original Watergate Salad is another one of those classic recipes that dates back to the 7. Its still a very common dish at baby showers, bridal showers, and even weddings down south, and I honestly cannot remember a single event that Mama catered where this wasnt expected on the table. Ive never had much of an attraction to green colored foods, and as a young girl I had no idea what was behind this dish. It was years before I had any interest in finding out either, but by that time I had fallen in love. Course these days I love pistachio anything, but back then the thought of it very likely would have elicited a totally different reaction and I would have missed out on this tasty treat. Apparently known by quite a few names over the years, including Pistachio Pineapple Delight believed to be the original name of the recipe Kraft used when they introduced their pistachio pudding to the marketplace. A few others have popped up along the way, including Green Stuff, Green Fluff, Pistachio Delight, Pistachio Salad, and Picnic Passion to name a few. Though nobody has ever been able to verify the story, it is said that a Chicago food writer is the one who assigned the name Watergate to this salad, thanks to the political monkey business with the Watergate scandal going on in our country at that time. I always have a hard time figuring out where this dish belongs. Is it a salad along the way of say, fruit salad Or is it really a dessert Truth is, it is not so sweet that you can get away with having it as a side dish to any meal, but at the same time, its a perfect light dessert too. Either way, it would be an absolute welcome addition to any holiday menu. For more of my favorite holiday recipes, visit my page on Pinterest If you make this or any of my recipes, Id love to see your results Just snap a photo and hashtag it Deep. South. Dish on social media or tag me deepsouthdish on Instagram Recipe Original Watergate SaladFrom the Kitchen of Deep South Dish Prep time 1. Savannah restaurateur and Food Network star Paula Deen joined Good Morning America to whip up a few of her favorite home cooking recipes. Deen also plays Orlando. Cardamom Coffee Zucchini Bread. FT.jpg' alt='Monkey Bread Paula Deen' title='Monkey Bread Paula Deen' />Inactive time 1 hour Yield About 1. Ingredients. 1 large 1 pound 4 ounce can of crushed pineapple, in 1. Cool Whip, thawed. Instructions. Drain the pineapple, but reserve the juice Stir together half of the pineapple juice with the pudding mix until well blended. Gently fold in the Cool Whip and carefully stir in the pineapple, marshmallows, and pecans. Add additional juice only if needed you want this to be moist but not runny. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour or preferably overnight. Scoop into individual clear goblets and garnish with shredded sweet coconut, chopped nuts andor Maraschino cherries, if desired. Cooks Notes Yes, lower sugar and lower fat puddings and Cool Whip work fine Pineapple Fluff Prepare as above, except exchange vanilla pudding for the pistachio. Orange Fluff Prepare as above, except exchange vanilla pudding for the pistachio, tidbits for the crushed pineapple, drained and add in mandarin oranges, drained. Measure the juices and substitute orange juice in place of the drained juices to dissolve the pudding as above add 1 teaspoon of orange extract optional. Nuts may be used or omitted. Other Variations Add 3 to 4 bananas, sliced, well drained fruit cocktail or Maraschino cherries andor mix in cottage cheese with the whipped topping. Source http www. Deep South Dish Are you on Facebook If you havent already, come and join the party We have a lot of fun theres always room for one more at the table. Check These Recipes Out Too Marys Ambrosia. Pan Fried Bananas with Coconut. Rotini Pasta Salad with Shrimp. Posted by Mary on March 2. Images and Full Post Content including Recipe Deep South Dish. Recipes are offered for your own personal use only and while pinning and sharing links is welcomed and encouraged, please do not copy and paste post or recipe text to repost or republish elsewhere such as other Facebook pages, blogs, websites, or forums without explicit prior permission. All rights reserved. Material Disclosure Unless otherwise noted, you should assume that post links to the providers of goods and services mentioned, establish an affiliate relationship andor other material connection and that I may be compensated when you purchase from a provider. You are never under any obligation to purchase anything when using my recipes and you should always perform due diligence before buying goods or services from anyone via the Internet or offline.