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Little bowl of pistachio salad.

Pistachio Salad

  • Author: Mindee
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American


Looking for the recipe for that fluffy green jello salad with pistachio pudding and mini marshmallows in it that your Grandma used to make?  Look no further!  You're only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes from enjoying that sweet side again!


Units Scale
  • 1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 (3.4 oz) pkg. Pistachio Instant Pudding Mix
  • 2 (8 oz) cans Crushed Pineapple (undrained)
  • 1 1/2 cups Mini Marshmallows


  1. Beat 2/3s of the cool whip, sour cream and pistachio pudding mix together.
  2. Mix in the pineapple, juice and all, marshmallows and remaining cool whip.
  3. Serve or chill to allow to set up more.


  • You can sub 2 cups freshly whipped cream for the cool whip.
  • Pineapple tidbits and chunks work as well.  If using chunks, chop them up into smaller pieces.

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