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Pistachio or Watergate Salad Recipe

Pistachio nuts

Pistachios are great as they are, but imagine turning them into a tasty snack which can be prepared fast with not much ingredients. Yup, this is the recipe to the beloved Pistachio salad. Keep reading to know about the health benefits of pistachios, and also the best way you can make a Watergate or pistachio salad in no time.

What is pistachio?

Pistachio is green, oval-shaped and tasty! Its native to Asia and also grows well in dry and warm areas. Pistachios are sometimes mistakenly considered as nuts, but they are actually, and botanically, drupes! They are the seeds of the fruits of the pistachio tree.

Pistachios are very tasty and nutritious. They have been able to make their way in many people’s diets and hearts. Nowadays, pistachios are used in a variety of foods, due to their very high nutritional value.

What does pistachio do for your body?

Pistachios can do wonders for your body. The length and subject of this article doesn’t allow for a full review of all the health benefits of pistachios, but you can read all about them in our post about benefits of pistachios.

Here are a few health benefits you can take advantage of by including whole pistachios in your Watergate salad:

-Pistachios are rich in Protein.

-They have considerable amounts of fiber.

-The vitamin B6 in pistachios can be enough for about 85% of your body’s requirement.

-Pistachio is filled with calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin C.

– The Melatonin in pistachios can help you sleep better and faster.

Ingredients for pistachio salad

This tasty dessert is easy to make. The table below shows all the ingredients you need in order to whip up some pistachio salad, a.k.a Green Fluff, or Green Goop for about 12 servings.

1 package (3.4 ounces) of instant pistachio pudding mix1 can of crushed pineapple
½ cup of milk1 carton (16 ounces) of whipped topping
5 or 6 drops of green food coloring (optional)½ cup of chopped pistachios
3 cups of miniature marshmallows 

Directions to make pistachio salad

After combining the whipped toppings, the food coloring and the pudding mix, add the marshmallows and pineapples. Your pistachio salad should be refrigerated for at least two hours before serving. You can use additional topping, the chopped pistachios and sprinkles, before bringing it to the table.

How to serve pistachio pudding salad?

You can serve your green fluff salad either as a side dish, or as a dessert. If you want, you can serve the Pistachio Dump Salad as a side dish for most main dishes you’d find at a barbecue party, or a potluck. You can also add some cherries to the top.  

In a nutshell

Pistachio Salad is a tasty dessert which is easy to make, and we recommend that you chop pistachios in it to take more advantage of all the health benefits of pistachios. If our recipe for pistachio salad helped you, please like the post and comment how it turned out. Also, remember General Nuts, in case you wanted to share it with your friends!

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