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Jennifer Aniston Salad with Orzo

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Prep

20 minutes

Yield

6 servings

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

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 this Jennifer Aniston salad and make my version.

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Why you’ll love the Jennifer Aniston salad recipe:

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

Ingredients for this Jennifer Aniston Friends Salad:

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 Jennifer Aniston salad recipe 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

5 from 16 votes
This tasty, easy, and healthy salad recipe is a spin of the TikTok-famous Jennifer Aniston Salad with a few different additions and swaps.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Mediterranean
Cuisine Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegetarian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 463 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups orzo cooked
  • 1 cup cucumber diced
  • ¼ cup red onion thin slices
  • 1 – 389 ml 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!!

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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: 6 | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 53.3g | Protein: 17.6g | Fat: 21.8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 22.3mg | Sodium: 1432.2mg | Fiber: 11.7g | Sugar: 3.6g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Nicole Lungren

5 stars
This salad is the only salad I need in my life! So simple, just a little chopping but I could eat this multiple times a week. New fave!

Maria Koutsogiannis

isnt it just so fun and easy?!

Tina Gutierrez

5 stars
Delish!! I used bulgur since I’m watching my girlish figure and could easily find at my local Whole Foods. Food-prepped for the week so I will be adding avocado as I make this. The onion powder and garlic powder were muy bueno and I also added a little dash of spike for some zing. Excellent re-creation!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESS TINA! This makes me so happy!

Greta K.

BEST. SALAD. EVER. I’ve eaten it almost every day this week haha.
I love your version better than the original!

Maria Koutsogiannis

GET IT GRETA! I love it too 🙂

Renee Hennefer

5 stars
This salad is AMAZING!! I can see how Jennifer ate it every day. It’s so quick and easy to make and the flavors are so refreshing!! And the fresh mint and parsley…OH MY!! I stumbled on your IG page and you had this salad featured. Of course now I’m a follower and will be looking to see what’s next to make! Thanks for a delicious salad!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much for the love!!!

Kimberly Medland

5 stars
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

5 stars
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

5 stars
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

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

Maria Koutsogiannis

yesss babes! this makes me so happy!

Jessica

5 stars
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

5 stars
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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