Pistachio Salad

This salad is known as the "green" salad around my house.  One daughter loves it and the other can't stand it. Just depends on the person.  My husband and I love it.  A great side dish or dessert.  It also helps with any late night sweets or ice cream cravings by being low calorie and low fat!!
** This salad is also known as Watergate salad in many recipes.  However, most of them call for pineapple.  I am highly allergic to pineapple so I swapped it out for the pears.
2 boxes of pistachio pudding
2 containers of light Cool Whip  
1 large can pears in light syrup, diced
2 cups miniature marshmallows  
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix pudding with Cool Whip in a large bowl.  Add all other ingredients and mix completely.  Chill until served.  **  If making individual servings, top with a spoonful of Cool Whip and sprinkle with pecans.

Source:  family recipe from my mom 

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