High Heels & Grills: Pistachio Pudding Salad

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pistachio Pudding Salad

Ever have something so embarrassing happen to you that all ya wanna do is crawl into a hole and never come out? Your hands get clammy, your pits get sweaty and your face turns bright red? This doesn't happen to me very often {Besides the face turning red part. I blush all the time and I can't do a dang thing about it.}, but this week it surely happened...times ten! I was walking into the grocery store and I hear this guy behind me yell, "Excuse me, mam!". He was walking in front of my car so I was afraid he was going to tell me I couldn't park there or something. No. It was worse. He said, "You have something stuck to your butt...". I look behind me and sure enough, there was a lint roller sheet and a receipt dangling from my back side. I was mortified. I shoved it in my purse and tried to laugh it off and said something like "Oh, ha, I guess it's time to clean the car...ha ha..." *shifty eyes*. Sometimes I hate being me. Anyone else make a total fool of yourself lately? Please do tell, so I don't feel alone. ;)

Anyway, enough about my awkwardness. How about a little pistachio lovin'?? My brother, my mom, and I all share a love for pistachios. Especially pistachio ice cream. Ohemgee, that stuff is divine. We could eat a whole carton of it, no questions asked! When I saw the recipe for this pistachio pudding salad, I knew it was right up my alley. 


I found this in a school cookbook from when I was in second grade and man, those second graders sure have good taste. I found all kinds of little gems in there! Like a low-fat shake recipe?? I don't know what kind of 8 year olds are worried about their food being low-fat, but I would sure love to thank them for it! For now though, I'm going to enjoy this delicious {not low-fat} pistachio pudding salad and I hope you do too!

Ingredients:
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) pistachio pudding package
  • 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple
  • 1 (8 oz.) carton whipped topping
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions:
  1. Drain the pineapple juice into a large bowl.
  2. Mix pudding and juice for 2 minutes.
  3. Fold in whipped topping, pineapple, marshmallows and pecans.
  4. Chill until ready to serve.

It was everything I could do to keep Zachary from snitching here and there, so that we had enough pudding to take a picture. It tastes absolutely delish and would be an awesome side for your Thanksgiving dinner!

-Sarah

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19 comments:

  1. Just need a clarification. The recipe says to drain the juice and then to combine this juice with the pudding. It does not mention adding the crushed pineapple. I'm assuming it gets added into the salad?

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  2. Hahaaha you should add this to our weekly link up THAT just happened... it's a link up for all of these kinds of stories :)

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  3. Oops, I should probably tell you it's on Thursdays!

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  4. Oh, we call this Watergate Salad in the South. Yummo!

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  5. This has always been one of my favorites. You don't even have to drain it, we add the whole can of pineapple and pudding together, stir a bit then fold in the CoolWhip and marshmallows. I've never added extra nuts. You can use sugar free pudding and/or fat free or sugar free CoolWhip and it does help make it slightly better. But yes I love it and have actually tried making a cake version of it but it still needs some tweaking.

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  6. I made something just like this and could eat the whole thing! Ours has red spanish peanuts and apples but no pistachio pudding. SO DELICIOUS!

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    1. Hi Kay, I have comment moderation on my blog, so the comments don't publish until I ok them. I'm sorry I forgot about the pineapple though! I've fixed the recipe. Thank you for bringing that to my attention!! :)

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  8. Oh no you poor thing LOL well at least the one guy told you about the sheet on your butt before you went into the store :)
    On another note the pudding looks nummy!

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  9. When does the pineapple get added?? Step 3? Thanks for all your excellent recipes

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  10. Don't know what happened, but my question is do you add the pineapple in step 3? Thank you

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    1. Sorry Donna, I moderate my comments, so they don't publish until I ok them. But yes, you do add it in step three! Sorry for the confusion! I've fixed the recipe, so it's good to go!

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  11. Why add pecans instead of pistachios?

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    1. Oh, I didn't even think of that! The pudding has pistachios in it, but feel free to sub the pecans for pistachios if you'd like! What a good idea :)

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  12. I love pistachios. This looks sooo good. Oh geez, sorry about your embarrassing sitiation.

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  13. I had to crack up at that story. Last weekend I was running an errand in my sister's car...well needless to say I got paged minutes after running into Target asking that I come back to my car. Apparently I didn't put the car in gear...not used to driving a stick shift in years...and my car rolled a few feet in front of the space. Thank goodness people were tailgating for the Ravens game and they were able to stop it. Ha! I just got in my car and drove away quickly. I was really lucky it didn't damage anything or anyone. I guess I'm lucky that tailgaters usually don't have the best memories of the days events usually.

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  14. I featured this on my 12 super summer sides round-up- come check it out! Thanks for all you do Sarah! XOXOXOXOXXOxoxo-Brook

    http://cookandcraftmecrazy.blogspot.com/2013/05/12-super-summer-sides-round-up.html

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  15. Hey Lisa! No, you just mix the pudding mix and the pineapple juice together. :)

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