This sweet, creamy and delicious pistachio pineapple fluff salad is incredibly easy to make in 5 minutes or less, serves 8, and is a great side dish or dessert your family will LOVE!
We LOVE this simple salad, too! The best part is that it’s so EASY to make, in 5 minutes or less… and tastes so yummy! It’s so easy – if you can stir, you can make this! Last Fall, I made a scrumptious Piña Colada Fluff Salad (which we devoured, by the way!), so the thought of making a different recipe that had pistachio pudding in it sounded wonderful!
Seriously… if you need a quick, last minute item to add to your table as a side dish, or even a simple dessert, you can literally have this one in the fridge in 5 minutes or less! True story – the day I made this salad I was headed out to the doctor for my annual physical. I knew I wanted to make it, and decided to do so exactly 5 minutes before leaving my home.
I glanced at the clock, then decided it would be great to have this salad made up already when I returned home and fixed dinner. I quickly grabbed the ingredients from our pantry, “dumped” it all together, gave it a good sir… and boom! Made a salad, took photos of it, AND made it to my appointment on time! YeeHaw!
Here’s how easy it is to make: Place pistachio pudding mix, mini marshmallows, chopped walnuts or pecans, and a can of crushed pineapple (including the juice!) into a large bowl. I made this up in the same bowl I was gonna serve it in later!
Stir all ingredients well, until thoroughly blended. At this point, it looks like something The Grinch would like, right? This would also be a fun GREEN colored salad to whip up for St. Patrick’s Day! And what an EASY potluck dish this would be to make… in no time at all!
The last thing to do is add a thawed (8 ounce) container of whipped topping. I used Light Cool Whip, in order to cut out a few calories from this salad. Blend the whipped topping into the salad until fully combined.
This is what it will look like once fully blended. Cover the dish, and refrigerate salad until you are ready to serve it. I prefer it really cold and thick, so when possible, I try to prepare this at least a couple hours before serving.
When ready to serve, you can add chopped pistachios or mini marshmallows to the top as a garnish (totally optional, though- I just threw on some more mini marshmallows), grab a big spoon, and enjoy this creamy, fluffy DELICIOUS salad! It’s so good, I’ll bet once you take one bite, you will want another… and another… YUM!
Sure hope you will give this a try! I like to think of it as a QUICK way to add another great tasting dish to any meal! It would be a perfect side dish to take to a potluck, or holiday gathering, and the recipe can be easily doubled or tripled for large crowds. Your friends and family will enjoy it… and they don’t have to know that it ONLY TOOK YOU 5 MINUTES TO MAKE! We’ll keep that our little secret, okay? (wink, wink).
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Original recipe source: Trish, at https://www.momontimeout.com/pistachio-dessert-salad-pistachio-fluff-recipe/
This sweet, creamy and delicious pistachio pineapple fluff salad is incredibly easy to make (in 5 minutes), and is a great side dish or dessert your family will LOVE!
- 3.4 ounces (1 small box) pistachio instant pudding mix
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 20 ounce can crushed pineapple
- 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans , chopped
- 8 ounces lite whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed
Place pudding mix, mini-marshmallows, crushed pineapple (including juice), and chopped walnuts or pecans in a large bowl. Stir these ingredients very well, to fully combine.
Fold in container of thawed whipped topping until fully blended into salad. Cover bowl, and refrigerate until you are ready to serve (I recommend at least an hour or two, if possible).
When ready to serve, grab a spoon and dig into this salad (or dessert). It's scrumptious!
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