I only had watergate salad (or “green stuff”) a few times as a kid, but I really liked it. It was a dish surrounded with mystique and wonderment. After a lot of searching, I think I found a recipe for the same salad I had as a kid. For some reason, I always get confused and have to think about wether it’s called “waldorf” or “watergate” salad! It’s watergate. Waldorf is different. A word of advice: don’t stir too much after adding the cool whip. It will become watergate soup, which is not so tasty.
Put everything except cool whip into a large bowl and stir until well combined. Gently fold in the cool whip and chill one hour before serving.
Simple yet delicious, and the directions are shorter than the ingredient list, which is always nice. Now I must make some.