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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

4.79 from 28 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!
Blair Kholodny

5 stars
This is our absolute favorite salad ever! So fresh, so easy, so so so delicious. It’s a staple in our home!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much, blair!

Brittany

5 stars
What a great recipe! This meal is filling, satiating, nutritious, and easy! I’m never let down by a FBM recipe.

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much, brittany!

Julie

5 stars
Full of flavours and filling! Perfect for meal prep!

Maria Koutsogiannis

so glad you loved this!!!

Melissa Socia

Deeelicious! Only change I made was using quinoa in place of the orzo as I have Celiac disease. I double the recipe and my husband and I eat it for lunches during the week.

Maria Koutsogiannis

such a great swap! so glad you loved it!

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