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We may think of salads as leafy and green, but the Watergate salad is only the latter. A combination of pistachio pudding mix, canned pineapple, whipped cream and chopped nuts, the salad is the shade of a Shamrock Shake ... sort of a minty chartreuse. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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Watergate Salad: A Fluffy Green Bite Of Washington, D.C.'s Past

Thirty years ago, if you walked into a deli in Washington, D.C., you might find a dish called "Watergate Salad." And it's not bad. Soft. Tangy. You can taste why this caught on. And why it went away.

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'Bernadette' Is A Cautionary Tale About Putting Creativity Aside After Kids

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We may think of salads as leafy and green, but the Watergate salad is only the latter. A combination of pistachio pudding mix, canned pineapple, whipped cream and chopped nuts, the salad is the shade of a Shamrock Shake ... sort of a minty chartreuse. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption

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Watergate Salad: A Fluffy Green Bite Of Washington, D.C.'s Past

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