Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Recipe by  lily

“Cool and creamy, great for summer and holidays. Kids love to make and eat this! HINT: Have them decorate the top with cherries and coconut to look like a face!”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and pineapple; mix well. Add marshmallows and 3/4 of the container of dessert topping (add more to get a creamier consistency). Toss in the coconut; mix well. Transfer to a serving dish and top with halved cherries and any extra coconut. Chill for at least an hour before serving. Will be good the next day.

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This is a great recipe for watergate salad! I tried it once with regular pistachio pudding and the next time with sugar free. DEFINITELY use REGULAR pudding. The after taste of the sugar free is TERRIBLE! I didn't feel that the coconut added much taste & I will probably eliminate it next time.



I've tried several versions of this recipe, but this one is the best. My husband and daughter are not big fans of maraschino cherries so I substituted a small can of mandarin oranges, (minus the juice) sliced in half. It's so light and tasty - we couldn't help going back for seconds!!



This is an awesome recipe. I had coconut and nuts on the side, so each individual could put what they wanted. It tastes excellent without. Add a few more cherries for Christmas coloring. Everyone loved it!!! I even modified the recipe to feed 25. I love this site.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 372 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 61.3 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 263 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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