Jennifer Aniston Salad

1/17/2023

By Lori Taylor

When we saw this Jennifer Aniston salad recipe on TikTok, we knew we had to try it! It’s light, airy and packed full of nutrients! If you are looking for a nutrient-filled salad option, we highly recommend this one, a nod to debatably the funniest character on Friends, Rachel Greene. Or, is it?

is this the salad she ate on set?

If you are a Jennifer Aniston fan, you may have heard the rumors that she ate the “Jennifer Aniston Salad” every day on set while she filmed the hit reality tv show, Friends. Now, as much as we want to be BFF’s with Jennifer, we can’t confirm or deny this. It is more widely reported that she ate a “modified cobb salad” every single day for the ten or so year run, however this salad, also a Jennifer recommendation, is a winner in our books. 

But, what we do know, is that this salad recipe is delicious and will leave you feeling healthy and full.

What’s in the Jennifer Aniston Salad?

  • 3.5 cups cooked bulgur wheat (couscous or quinoa can also be used)
  • 2-3 chopped small cucumber
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1 (15oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta

What is a good substitute for bulgur flour?

Our local grocery store doesn’t carry bulgur flour. If you are also unable to find it, you can replace the bulgur flour for quinoa or couscous.

What does the Jennifer Aniston Salad taste like?

In one word, it’s refreshing. You can taste the mint! If you aren’t a big mint fan, we recommend omitting this ingredient. The lemon juice leaves a refreshing citrus taste in each bite. The cucumber and pistachios gives the salad a nice crunch and the creaminess of the feta is everything!

Why you’ll Love this Jennifer Aniston Salad

  • It has all the components of a fulfilling salad… protein, smart carbs, healthy fats, veggies and delicious flavors!
  • It’s light, flavorful and jam-packed with tons of fresh herbs!
  • This salad recipe is super quick to make in your own kitchen! The bonus is that you are only getting one bowl dirty!
  • If you enjoy meal prepping, double the ingredients in this recipe and you’ll have a great lunch for the entire week!

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How to Make the Jennifer Aniston Salad Recipe

1. Start by making your bulgur wheat, quinoa or couscous according to the packaging. Allow it to slightly cool before adding in the remaining ingredients.

2. As that is cooking, prepare your remaining ingredients by chopping the cucumber, red onion, mint and parsley.

3. Then, add everything to a large bowl. Be sure to stir until everything is mixed well. Cover with the lemon juice.

4. Top with a little extra feta cheese if you wish, and enjoy!

How long does it last in the fridge?

Keep this salad in an air tight container in the refrigerator and enjoy within 5-7 days. We personally feel the flavors to this salad are better the next day as they marinate in the refrigerator.

fork holding jennifer aniston salad recipe over bowl

Jennifer Aniston Salad Recipe

When we saw this Jennifer Aniston Salad, we knew we had to try it! It’s light, airy and packed full of nutrients! If you are looking for a healthier salad option, we highly recommend this Jennifer Aniston Salad Recipe!
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Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salad, jennifer aniston
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 440kcal

Ingredients

  • 3.5 cups Cooked couscous
  • 2-3 Small cucumber chopped
  • 1/2 cup Parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup Mint chopped
  • 1/3 cup Red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup Pistachios chopped
  • 15 oz Can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 Juice of lemon
  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Crumbled feta

Instructions

  • Start by making your bulgur wheat, quinoa or couscous according to the packaging. Allow to cool slightly before adding in the remaining ingredients.
  • As that is cooking, prepare your remaining ingredients by chopping the cucumber, red onion, mint and parsley.
  • Then add everything to a large bowl. Be sure to stir until everything is mixed well.
  • Top with a little extra feta cheese if you wish and enjoy!

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Notes

The original recipe calls for bulgur flour. If you are unable to find it you can replace the bulgur flour for quinoa or couscous.

Nutrition

Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1122IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 2mg

Have you made a variation of this salad?Share it with us in the comments below or tag us on Instagram, @theproducemoms.

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Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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