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.
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
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.
How to make the Jennifer Aniston salad:
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!!
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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