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Recipe of the Week: Pistachio Salad

Can you say “Sweet and delicious?”

This little gem of a recipe is a family favorite here.  The kids request one of the grandmas to make it on every single holiday.  That’s why I thought it’d be a great one to share today.  Put it on your “Fort of YU-ly” (the way my Norwegian grandfather used to say it. 🙂 ) menu and your guests will not be disappointed!  ****A note: We always double this recipe for larger gatherings.

Pistachio Salad

1 small pkg instant pistachio pudding              1 8 oz container Cool Whip

1 – 20 oz. can crushed pineapple                     1/2. c. chopped walnuts

2.5 c. mini marshmallows             1/2 c. chopped dates (opt.)

1/4. c. chopped maraschino cherries

In medium-sized bowl, mix pineapple, with juice, and unprepared pudding mix until well blended.  Add in remaining ingredients: dates, walnuts, cherries, marshmallows and cool whip.  Mix well, chill, and serve.  Top with more chopped walnuts for a garnish if you wish.  That’s it!


  1. Pauline says:

    Looks pretty good! I thought it was with real pistachio, they are so expensive here we rarely buy them. This looks cheap and easy.

    • Laurie says:

      Kasey, then I think it’s safe to say you would LOVE this! It’s sweet, but not too sweet. If I didn’t control myself, I could easily eat a giant bowl of this stuff. 🙂

  2. I’ve never had anything like this before although I’m not a Cool Whip fan. I might like it with a homemade coconut whipped cream of sorts… not sure but I will always try something once 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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