Pistachio Ambrosia

This dessert has so many names we call it Pistachio Ambrosia, it’s also referred to as Watergate salad, Pistachio Delight or Shut the Gate salad, Green Goop, Green Goddess salad, Green Fluff, or Green Stuff.

There are also several stories of how this salad got its name from Kraft saying a food editor wrote about this but was never substantiated or found for sure.

Regardless the recipe was started somewhere in the midwest in the 1970s.

I love taking this to picnics and pot lucks and many times have just used vanilla instant pudding instead of pistachio for those who may have nut allergies and tinted it green or the theme of the party.

This popular whipped topping, fruit, and pudding dessert is always a big hit and of course, the kids go crazy over the mini marshmallows, (and the young at heart).

This basic recipe is great for baby /gender reveal parties since you can tint it to the color of plain vanilla pudding which makes a fun theme.

I make this more often in the summer months, I even tell the kids at a picnic it’s a nonmelting delicious ice cream the little ones just love this but they don’t like coconut so I leave it out.

Again a recipe is a guideline, change and adapt away, use fresh fruits, more marshmallows no nut more nuts, just get creative, it’s the easiest dessert ever made in minutes.

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