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Pistachio Mallow Salad Recipe

Pistachio Mallow Salad Recipe

This fluffy salad is a real treat since it's creamy but not overly sweet. It's easy to mix up, and the flavor gets better the longer it stands. It's perfect for St. Patrick's Day, served in a green bowl. -Pattie Ann Forssberg, Logan, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 6 to 7 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios or walnuts

Directions

  • 1. 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. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 236 calories, 9g fat (7g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 140mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Pistachio Mallow Salad

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lshaw@scsk12.org User ID: 6993142 256365
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

"This recipe has been around for decades now and used to have the name "Watergate Salad" in some cookbooks. I always loved it as a young person and now my husband and son, who both like pineapple, like it as well. For my family of 4 at the table tonight, I used one 8-oz. carton of Cool Whip and just part of another--not the full 16 oz. and it tasted fine that way. So light and not over-filling after dinner!"

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rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 244794
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"Love this recipe. With the crunch from the pistachios and the creamy pudding mixture and marshmallows, it's really smooth and refreshing!"

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dozasarah User ID: 8650573 238830
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"This is always a hit at family celebrations! Everyone wants my recipe! So easy--so delicious!"

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JanetL43 User ID: 8116410 222803
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"I have been making this "salad" for years and my children and grandchildren look forward to it as part of any dinner. My youngest granddaughter calls it "mistachio" so now that is our endearing term for this favorite recipe. We love all of the pistachio recipes from Taste of Home. I do agree with Imdelzercox, mix the pudding and pineapple before adding the other ingredients."

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rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 216240
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"So good. My mom made this once a year for either Thanksgiving or Christmas and it was always my favorite. Only thing different was the pistachios on top, which I didn't care for only because of the saltiness. I don't know if there is such thing as unsalted pistachios, but if so that would be the way to go. I don't really like walnuts so I didn't try those. But either way, this recipe is a family favorite and AWESOME!"

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Carla.Bahr User ID: 8184304 216042
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"So good- so easy!"

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lmdelzercox User ID: 2469034 215826
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"Tip: mix the pineapple and the pistachio pudding mix together first. This will ensure that there aren't any pudding lumps! Then add in the Cool Whip; it helps if you leave the CW on the counter for maybe twenty to thirty minutes first so it is easier to stir. Then add marshmallows and refrigerate. We love this recipe, too! It has been a family recipe for years and years, and I'm so glad it is here! :-)"

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godsgrace_7 User ID: 5733048 213856
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"Made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. It' went quickly and the family is asking when I'm going to make it again!"

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Penny11 User ID: 3943222 83199
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2014

"This is an easy side dish to make for picnics and the kids eat it up."

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CakeLady11290 User ID: 7563212 204765
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"So easy and really good. Be careful or you will eat the whole thing!"

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kaym92907 User ID: 6987629 44632
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"My grandma made this every year at the holidays and she passed away last Christmas so I made this for my dad for Thanksgiving and it brought back so many memories for us!"

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jponce23 User ID: 6085005 59605
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2011

"This is so good. I added a can of cocktail fruit with half the juice and used crushed walnuts as a topping... absolutely delicious!"

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Kind and generous User ID: 5983762 122175
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"I always make this recipe,I usually add a container of sour cream to this recipe. So easy and delicious. No need to put nuts and food coloring."

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1968Debra User ID: 5605293 101181
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"I use to make this back in the Nixon era and it was called Watergate salad, I have no idea why. I had forgotten about it until last year when my adult son asked for it at Christmas. I have started making it again. I pulled it together from memory, not I have the recipe again."

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TXKITTIE User ID: 2140472 59600
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"LOVE IT. SO EASY & DELICIOUS"

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alcyjr User ID: 498047 131123
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2009

"Our family has been eating this for YEARS!! My kids called it "Green Stuff" so that name stuck...it is quick, easy, inexpensive and delicious....my keds did not like the extra nuts, so we eliminated them....we have given this recipe out to so many folks...one taste and they would ask, "what is this?"...the kids would all say "Green Stuff" and the recipe would be copied for the visitors...Good food! Good memories!"

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ourbabypeterson User ID: 1493251 122174
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2009

"This EXACT recipe has been in my family for generations. My grandmother used to make this for every occasion. It is amazing, I love it so much! I was hoping to find it on-line because I never could figure out the measurements, this recipe is dead on. And if you do it right, it's not too dry! It's always moist and melts in your mouth."

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beautyfrumpain User ID: 3342867 40833
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2008

"I love this! It's so easy and soo good... and very cheap which is nice!"

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jxp12us User ID: 3106865 204764
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2008

"This salad appears to be missing something - too dry. I remade it with with the suggested version from hdneuhaus and it was much better."

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FredKing User ID: 2032849 106172
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2008

"Try to lighten this up with sugar-free pudding 1 oz. and lite syrup pineapple.

Let the kids get their legs in the kitchen with this one. Let 'em have a couple marshmallows and they get to lick the bowl, too."

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hdneuhaus@aol.com User ID: 1482279 35682
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2007

"I MADE THIS SALAD ADDING 1 CAN DRAINED MANDARIN ORANGES AND 2 CUPS COTTAGE CHEESE FOLDED IN. I DECORATED THE TOP WITH MARACHINO CHERRIES HELEN 12/2007"

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