Jennifer Aniston’s “Perfect” Salad

Jennifer’s Salad. Did you know Jennifer Aniston ate the same salad on the set of Friends with Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow for 10 years ? I didn’t either until I researched online. I stumbled upon a People’s article and one from Insiders which I was recently told may have been adapted from ” Ice Cream and Neon Dreams ” blog. This recipe dates back to 2015 and was shared on the Living Proof’s Instagram page. This is not the exact recipe but my take on it since I didn’t have exact measurements to begin with. I don’t follow celebrity news and a lot of my followers said that Jennifer actually had a Cobb Salad for lunch so I decided to share a Cobb salad on my page as well. Regardless of which out of the two salads she enjoyed on the set of Friends, I was happy to share both. If you know me, you know that “Friends” is one of my favourite shows of all time and I know it’s probably yours too. Courtney and Lisa would call the salad she brought “ Jennifer’s Salad ” and it was always on the table at lunch. This salad here is what she calls the perfect salad. I made a few tiny adjustments according to taste as Jennifer never put dressing in hers. You will need:

Jennifer aniston's "perfect" salad by the modern nonna jennifer aniston salad

Jennifer Aniston’s “Perfect” Salad

Did you know Jennifer Aniston ate the same salad on the set of Friends with Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow for 10 years ? I didn’t either until I researched online. I stumbled upon a people's article and an article from Insiders and put my own spin on it as I felt it was bland. If you know me, you know that “Friends” is one of my favourite shows of all time and I know it’s probably yours too. It was said that Courtney and Lisa would call the salad she brought “ Jennifer’s Salad ” and it was always on the table at lunch. This salad here is what she calls the perfect salad. I made a few tiny adjustments according to taste as Jennifer never put dressing in hers. You will need:
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Bulgur + 2 cups water — cook on the stove as per the directions on the package
  • ½ finely diced red onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped parsley
  • cup finely chopped mint
  • as many pistachios as you like
  • 2 mini cucumbers — 1/2 cup
  • chickpeas are optional — I left them out
  • handful of crumbled feta

Instructions
 

  • In a pot on the stove add one cup of bulgur and 2 cups water. Cook the bulgur just like you would cook rice or you can follow the package instructions.
  • Finely dice all of your herbs and vegetables and take your time because this should be therapeutic and enjoyable. Add everything to a bowl with the cooked and cooled down bulgur and mix.
  • Feel free to add some chickpeas as that was in the original recipe but I felt like leaving them out. I added a touch of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt but feel free to adjust. Enjoy

Notes

I personally felt like it needed a touch of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and salt but feel free to leave it out as her recipe does not have a dressing. Feel free to use quinoa or any other option like couscous if you don’t like bulgur
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Amy

This isn’t revolutionary…it is a riff on tabbouleh.

Audrey

4 stars
Sounds interesting but a lot of work- some restaurant should put it on their menu and I’d try it LOL

MFisme

3 stars
Leave out the chickpeas? That’s what makes protein w/ the bulgur, what makes it a “perfect salad”

AJung

I’m excited to make this! I think the textures and flavor will be amazing.

Judy

5 stars
This is so yummy! I added the chickpeas, because I love them.

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