Why is it called Watergate salad?

The Hagerstown Daily Mail declared the cake “the newest thing on political and not-so-political menus.” It credits the dish to Christine Hatcher, who says she “got the recipe from a friend who got it from a friend.” The Watergate salad likely took on its name because it was so similar to the cake.

What’s the ingredients in a Watergate salad?


  • Pistachio pudding.
  • Canned pineapple.
  • Whipped topping.
  • Marshmallows.
  • Pecans.

What fruit goes with pistachio pudding?

Flavor pairings

  • Chocolate (dark, milk or white)
  • Citrus: orange, blood orange, lemon, Meyer lemon.
  • Candied orange.
  • Orange blossom water and rose water.
  • Wildflower or orange blossom honey.
  • Dried fruits: dates, apricots, raisins.
  • Spices: saffron, cardamom, clove, sea salt, pink peppercorns.

Where did ambrosia salad come from?

The word itself, Ambrosia, derives from Ancient Greek mythology. It means food of the Greek gods or something with an especially delicious flavor or scent that is pleasing to the senses. Ambrosia fruit salad is said to have originated in Vermont around the late 19th century.

Does pistachio pudding have nuts?

Pistachio pudding is a green pudding made from pistachio nuts and occasionally contains small chunks of almonds. This pudding is also an ingredient in certain types of cakes, pies, muffins, pastries, and pistachio salad.

Can Watergate salad be made the day before?

Can You Make Watergate Salad Ahead of Time? Yes! In fact I recommend you make it the night before, or first thing in the morning on party day, so that it can sit in the refrigerator and all of those flavors can meld together, the marshmallows will soften a little, and the Watergate Salad will firm up a little.

What is pistachio flavor?

Pistachio Flavor 1 oz. A mild, nutty flavor popular in Mediterranean baked goods. Think Baklava or Spumoni! Pistachio flavor is great added to desserts to impart a nutty flavor. Substitute Pistachio flavor in any recipe that calls for a nut flavoring such as almond, pecan, or walnut.

What goes well with pistachio butter?

Use pistachio butter or paste:

  • As a spread for sweet or savory crepes.
  • As a topping for crostini.
  • As a flavoring for ice cream, mousses, and buttercreams.
  • As a croissant or Danish filling.
  • As a filling for chocolate confections.
  • In a frangipane filling for fruit tarts.
  • In a gianduja filling.

What is in pistachio pudding mix?

Ingredients Sugar, Modified Cornstarch, Almonds, Contains Less than 2% of Disodium Phosphate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Pistachios, Salt, Artificial Color, Cottonseed Oil, Mono- and Diglycerides, Artificial Flavor, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1, BHA as a Preservative.