What is green and good to eat? Watergate Salad
The recipe for today, Watergate Salad, is #3 in the Easy Kid Recipes Series. While it is called a salad, it is so tasty you can also serve it as a pudding dessert. I call my recipe Watergate Salad, but it also goes by the name of Pistachio Salad, and I have even heard people call it the Green Salad. Hey, no matter what you call this delicious salad, just call me when it is ready to eat!
Let's gather the ingredients needed to make this yummy pudding recipe:
1 container Cool Whip, 8-ounce size, (whipped topping)
1 package Jell-O Pistachio Flavored Instant Pudding & Pie Filling, small size
1 can crushed pineapple and juice, 1 lb. 4 oz. size can
1 cup miniature marshmallows
½ cup chopped English walnuts, optional
Things you'll need to make this recipe:
Large mixing bowl
Spatula for scraping the Cool Whip from the container
Scissors for opening the pudding
Measuring cups: 1 cup size and ½ cup size
Serving bowl, optional
Take the container of frozen Cool Whip out of the freezer, and place it in the refrigerator approximately 4 hours before you plan to use it to make this recipe.
Using the soft spatula, scrape all of the thawed Cool Whip from the container and into the large mixing bowl.
Open the box of pudding mix. Using the scissors, cut off the corner of the bag, and empty the contents into the bowl of Cool Whip. Gently blend the pudding mix into the Cool Whip. Stir until well mixed. Make a well (hole) in the center of the pudding mixture in the bowl.
Open the can of pineapple. and pour it into the hole in the pudding mixture. Stir the crushed pineapple into the mixture.
Stir in the miniature marshmallows.
If adding nuts, stir them in, and make sure all the ingredients are well-blended. I am using English walnuts, but you can use your favorite nut. Remember: Nuts are optional.
Your creation is now ready to be put into the refrigerator. However, before placing it into the refrigerator, either tidy up the mixing bowl, or empty it into another bowl for serving. Cover before refrigerating. Let it chill approximately 2 hours before serving.
Clean up time:
If the whipped topping container, the pineapple can, and the pudding box can be recycled in your neighborhood, be sure to place them into the recycle bin. Before placing the dishes you used into the dishwasher, that spatula you used will need a good licking to remove all traces of the ‘goodie green mixture’. Now, wipe off the counter top where you were working. Good job!
Teaching your child to cook is a lifetime gift, and the time you spend together is priceless. While waiting for the ‘goodie green mixture’ to chill, get the family together, and go outside to play some games. Having fun together is what it’s all about.
Now, my young chefs, you can add another completed recipe – Watergate Salad – to your recipe file. While this dish is tasty anytime, because it is green, it is fun to make and serve on St. Patrick’s Day. It is equally delicious to serve to welcome spring or to add something green and yummy to the Christmas table. So whether you serve it as a pudding dessert or a salad, it makes a great addition to any meal anytime of the year.
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