watergate salad

here is the recipe for the authentic Watergate salad, as served for years at the now famous Watergate hotel in Washington D.C.  this salad is sweet and wonderful to serve around st. Patrick’s day since it has a tint of green from the pistachio pudding mix.
to make the salad:
in a large bowl, combine one 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple, not drained, with one small box of instant sugar free pistachio pudding mix.  mix very well with an electric mixer to combine.  next add 2 cups of mini marshmallows, 1 cup of shredded coconut, 1/2 cup of chopped nuts, and one 8 ounce carton of non dairy whipped topping. mix all ingredients very well.
place into a serving bowl and chill for at least 4 to 6 hours and then serve.  this is a perfect salad to serve with an informal meal or for a summer light fruit dessert.
this is a classic fluff salad that has been a favorite of many visitors to the Watergate hotel. 
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