4 ingredient Pistachio Salad

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This 4 ingredient pistachio salad is a perfect and easy sweet salad for your holiday meal, and it takes just a few minutes to make!

Don’t let the green color fool you — this is a perfect sweet salad to complement all the savory dishes served up for holiday meals, and it comes together so easily!

This 4 ingredient pistachio salad is a perfect and easy sweet salad for your holiday meal, and it takes just a few minutes to make! Don't let the green color fool you -- this is a perfect sweet salad to complement all the savory dishes served up for holiday meals, and it comes together so easily! #pistachiosalad #pistachiosaladrecipe #homemadepistachiosalad #pistachiopudding #holidaydishes #thanksgivingdishes #fruitsalad #ambrosiasalad #thanksgivingrecipes

Pistachio Pudding Salad Recipe

My grandma Jenkins always makes this for Thanksgiving, and we just called it “green stuff” growing up. I still love it today and make it for holiday meals when I want something sweet and cooling on the plate to complement all the other heavy, rich dishes. If you’re a fan of fruit salads made with whipped cream and marshmallows, this is reminiscent of that, but with a creamy pistachio pudding base that is to die for!

I know, I know, the green color might be throwing you off a bit. But I can promise you that you will LOVE this stuff, especially for a special occasion like Thanksgiving. And it’s kid and adult approved, which is always a big-time bonus, don’t you agree? I can’t wait for you to make this ridiculously simple salad (by the way, how awesome is it that we can call something with marshmallows in it “salad”?!). It comes together in just a few minutes, and it’s such a fun treat to chow down on with your family members gathered around a table and making memories that will last a lifetime.

This 4 ingredient pistachio salad is a perfect and easy sweet salad for your holiday meal, and it takes just a few minutes to make! Don't let the green color fool you -- this is a perfect sweet salad to complement all the savory dishes served up for holiday meals, and it comes together so easily! #pistachiosalad #pistachiosaladrecipe #homemadepistachiosalad #pistachiopudding #holidaydishes #thanksgivingdishes #fruitsalad #ambrosiasalad #thanksgivingrecipes

Why is pistachio pudding green?

Pistachio nuts have a green color to them, which is why the pudding (and this salad) have a light green hue to them. And because the pudding make probably chose that color.

Does pistachio pudding have nuts?

Yes, pistachio pudding is made of pistachio nuts, and sometimes almonds are also used in it. When making pistachio salad, you can also add chopped pistachios, walnuts, or pecans to the recipe to give it some additional texture and crunch.

Can you make pistachio salad ahead of time?

You can! Pistachio salad is a great dish to make 1 to 2 days ahead of when you want to serve it. Just prep it as called for in the instructions, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and store in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve chilled.

This 4 ingredient pistachio salad is a perfect and easy sweet salad for your holiday meal, and it takes just a few minutes to make! Don't let the green color fool you -- this is a perfect sweet salad to complement all the savory dishes served up for holiday meals, and it comes together so easily! #pistachiosalad #pistachiosaladrecipe #homemadepistachiosalad #pistachiopudding #holidaydishes #thanksgivingdishes #fruitsalad #ambrosiasalad #thanksgivingrecipes

How to make pistachio Jello salad:

  1. Combine the crushed pineapple and the instant pudding mix and stir well. 
  2. Fold in the whipped cream. 
  3. Fold in the mini marshmallows.
  4. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving cold.
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4 ingredients Pistachio Salad


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  • Author: Melissa Griffiths- Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 3 hours
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x

Description

This 4 ingredient pistachio salad is a perfect and easy sweet salad for your holiday meal, and it takes just a few minutes to make!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 can crushed pineapple (20 ounce)
  • 1 package instant pistachio pudding mix (3 ounce)
  • Frozen whipped topping, thawed (8 ounces) OR 4 cups freshly whipped cream
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the crushed pineapple and the instant pudding mix and stir well. 
  2. Fold in the whipped cream. 
  3. Fold in the mini marshmallows.
  4. Chill for at least 3 hours before serving cold.

Notes

  • You can add a few chopped pistachios, walnuts, or pecans to this recipe if you like.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: side
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American

This 4 ingredient pistachio salad is a perfect and easy sweet salad for your holiday meal, and it takes just a few minutes to make! Don't let the green color fool you -- this is a perfect sweet salad to complement all the savory dishes served up for holiday meals, and it comes together so easily! #pistachiosalad #pistachiosaladrecipe #homemadepistachiosalad #pistachiopudding #holidaydishes #thanksgivingdishes #fruitsalad #ambrosiasalad #thanksgivingrecipes This 4 ingredient pistachio salad is a perfect and easy sweet salad for your holiday meal, and it takes just a few minutes to make! Don't let the green color fool you -- this is a perfect sweet salad to complement all the savory dishes served up for holiday meals, and it comes together so easily! #pistachiosalad #pistachiosaladrecipe #homemadepistachiosalad #pistachiopudding #holidaydishes #thanksgivingdishes #fruitsalad #ambrosiasalad #thanksgivingrecipes

Side dish recipes for your turkey dinner:

Pistachio salad is a sweet and creamy dish that goes well with savory Thanksgiving dishes and comes together in just a handful of minutes!

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