Thursday, June 17, 2010

Green Stuff

I am the maker of the Green Stuff. A few years ago, Chad described a cold summer salad that his Aunt always used to make. Green, nuts, pineapple, marshmallows..... I had never heard of such a thing, and wasn't sure I cared too. But thanks to and their awesome ingredient search function, after some searching I had found it. It was really called Watergate Salad - not to be confused with Waldorf Salad.  Now there is an unspoken rule that I bring the Green Stuff to all family functions. Seems I have assumed the duty that was once his Aunt's, and happy to. This salad is super easy to make, cool and refreshing. The ingredient list may sound like it won't go together, but trust me. It's yummy!


2 (3.4 ounce) package instant pistachio pudding mix
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice
2 cup miniature marshmallows 
1 cup chopped walnuts 
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


In a large bowl, mix together pudding mix, pineapple with juice. Stir in marshmallows, and nuts. Fold in whipped topping. Top with chopped nuts if desire. Cover with plastic wrap and chill.