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Jennifer Aniston Salad with Orzo

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If you’ve been spending anytime on TikTok over the last few months, you’ve probably seen the many iterations of the Jennifer Aniston salad that has gone viral. This salad was Jenn’s go-to on the set of filming Friends throughout the 90s. In an interview with the LA Times in 2010, the ladies of the show revealed they ate lunch together every day for 10 years while the show was being filmed and what they ate was Jenn’s famous “Cobb Salad” that really isn’t a Cobb Salad at all. Jenn had her own special recipe and it had to be good if they all ate it every day for 10 years right? I wanted to take Jenn’s famous salad and make it myself.

Close up of Jennifer Aniston Salad

Why you’ll love the Jennifer Aniston salad:

  • Quick Prep: Make this salad in only 20-minutes. If the cast of Friends had time to make this everyday, so do you
  • Flavorful: I love the flavor combos of the fresh herbs and the crunch of pistachios in this salad
  • Addictive: There’s a reason they could eat this one salad for 10 years
Jennifer Aniston Salad ingredients

Ingredients:

Orzo: In Jenn’s salad she used bulger but I didn’t have any on hand in my pantry so I opted for orzo instead. As a Greek woman, I always have orzo on hand.

Spices: From what I gather, the OG salad didn’t include garlic and onion powder but I think it adds a little something, something to this recipe. Feel free to omit if you don’t have it on hand.

Close-up of Jennifer Aniston Salad before being mixed together

How to make the Jennifer Aniston salad:

  1. Cook the orzo according to the instructions on the package. Allow to cool.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ALL of the ingredients.
  4. Mix to combine and adjust seasoning to taste.
  5. Enjoy this delicious salad!!

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Get Creative: Customize this salad and add or remove any ingredients your wish- swap the feta for your favorite dairy-free substitute to make this vegan!

Storage: Salad can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 – 6 days.

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Jennifer Aniston Salad

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Mediterranean
  • Method: Combine
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free

Description

This tasty, easy, and healthy salad recipe is a spin of the TikTok-famous Jennifer Aniston Salad with a few different additions and swaps.


Ingredients

Scale

2 cups orzo (cooked)

1 cup cucumber (diced)

¼ cup red onion (thin slices)

1389ml can chickpeas

½ cup feta

¼ cup pistachios

½ large avocado

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. onion powder

½ cup fresh parsley (chopped)

¼ cup fresh mint (chopped)


Instructions

Cook the orzo according to the instructions on the package. Allow to cool.

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Set aside.

In a large bowl, combine ALL of the ingredients.

Mix to combine and adjust seasoning to taste.

Enjoy this delicious salad!!

Notes

This salad is AMAZING and SUPER packed with nutrients! Pack it for you lunches, take it to potlucks, etc.! It’ll be a hit!!

Customize this salad and add or remove any ingredients your wish- swap the feta for your favourite dairy-free substitute to make this vegan!

Salad can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 – 6 days.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 463
  • Sugar: 3.6g
  • Sodium: 1432.2mg
  • Fat: 21.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 53.3g
  • Fiber: 11.7g
  • Protein: 17.6g
  • Cholesterol: 22.3mg

Keywords: easy, cheese, best, sweet, Jennifer Aniston

Kimberly Medland

Thank you for this twist. I really like the substitution of orzo. I added marinated artichokes as well so there is a lovely balance of textures and flavors. I definitely will add this salad to my go-to list.

Maria Koutsogiannis

yes!!! this makes me so happy! Artichokes are SO good! Love the addition to this salad!

Natasha Robichaud

This is hands down one of the best salads I have ever made!
I used farro instead of orzo and it complimented it perfectly!
Perfect salad for weekly meal prep, or to make a big batch and bring to a gathering!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSS NATASHA! this makes me so happy!

Melina Magos

This will be my bring to every invitation salat this year… wow just did it and I am eating it out of the bowl. The mint and the lemon make a great combination and make it super fresh.
I love this so much! Thank you Maria!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

you are so welcome hun!

Bre

SO yummy, fast + easy to make, and super filling too 🥰
Will definitely make again!

Maria Koutsogiannis

yesss babes! this makes me so happy!

Jessica

I’m calling this my fav salad of the Spring ans Summer season! So fresh and easy to make and sooo delicious!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much for the love hun!!! I am so glad you loved this!

Anna McKilligan

Amazing! Adding this as another regular menu item at home – Maria keep it coming your recipes are killer! We added kalamata olives (had some in the fridge) and they were a good addition but definitely not needed, this salad is so flavourful and satisfying!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much for the love baby girl!!!

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