Originally found in the recipe files of Nina Zell Bradashaw Jones, this recipe persists in historical legand as the famous "Watergate Salad" proudly served at its namesake hotel in the 1970's. It's true origin probably comes from the marketing people at Jell-O, who sought recipes for their boxes of pistachio pudding mix.
- If available, use a clear glass 3-quart salad bowl.
- Combine the pistachio pudding mix with the pineapple, including the juice. Stir thoroughly. Fold in the Cool Whip, mashmellows and pecans.
- Pour into a deep bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least two hours. Just before serving, decorate with cherries.
- Makes 6 to 8 servings.
Total time: 3 Hrs
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell