This is a recipe I got from my Aunt Diane years ago and I don’t make it often enough. It’s so easy to stir together for a cookout and makes it completely socially acceptable to have a dessert-like treat on the same plate as the rest of your meal. Just the fact that we call it pistachio salad means you can put a big scoop down right next to your chicken and baked beans and still hit the dessert table later.
This salad is soft shade of green, and would be even prettier with a sprinkling of actual pistachios on top. But seriously, pistachios are kind of pricey and they just didn’t make the cut. We enjoyed this at a friend’s Fourth of July get-together and were happy to have a little leftover to enjoy later in the day. Now that it’s made a reappearance in my kitchen, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing it more often.
Recipe: Pistachio Salad
(recipe from my Aunt Diane ♥)
1 large can of crushed pineapple, do not drain
1 box of instant pistachio pudding
1 tub of Cool Whip
1 c. mini marshmallows
Empty the pineapple and juice into a bowl and stir in the pudding mix until combined. Fold in Cool Whip. Add marshmallows and stir gently. Refrigerate until ready to serve.