Coconut pudding can be used instead of pistachio pudding. I made it for my Stampede BBQ's and I can't count the number of people who asked for the She pairs pistachio pudding with pineapple, oranges and other fruits for a tasty guilt-free treat. Our pistachio recipes cover everything from fresh salads to rich cakes. My mom made this all the time and it was always a HUGE hit. These slim, oblong nuts, ranging from pale, creamy yellow to dark green, are kernels of small olive-like fruits. ... and chill a couple of hours before serving. pistachio pudding salad Sprinkle pineapple juice over pudding. Pistachio Fruit Salad "My husband, a diabetic, always smiles when he finds this fun and fluffy salad on the menu," shares Gail Bartlett from Hallowell, Maine.