Greetings! I hope this post finds you well. I finally got around to adding my flair to the Jennifer Aniston’s Salad. I must admit I can tell what all the rave is definitely about. According to sources, Jennifer ate this salad religiously for 10 years on the set of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. So I did a little digging and a lot of sources refer to Jennifer Aniston salad as a Cobb Salad, but this salad is far from a Cobb Salad.
Now the original recipe calls for bulgur. What’s bulgur? That’s the same thing that I asked myself.
Bulgur. Parched cracked wheat, according to Webster Dictionary.
I was unable to locate bulgur, so I opted to use Seeds of Change Quinoa & Brown Rice with Garlic. I think it added a very tasty flavor to the salad. I will continue to look for the bulgur to compare the flavor profile and be sure to update you all.
Now let’s talk more about this salad. I’m always looking for a filling and hearty meal, so let me tell you this salad checks all the boxes. The garbanzo beans or chickpeas make this dish an entree on its own. I also used roasted and salted Pistachios and I don’t regret it a bit. I can definitely see why Jennifer Aniston ate this salad daily, it is the BOMB.com.
The Jennifer Aniston Salad is super versatile I had been eating it as an entree, but I can also see serving it as a side salad. If you have to have meat on your salad ground turkey or grilled chicken would be a great addition also. I would suggest trying the salads as it is and then deciding if you want to add more protein. I can’t was to serve this at our next get-together and see how wowed everyone is by it.
If you make the salad I would love to know what you think of it. Be sure to come back and leave me a comment. Be Well-Omniley
Jennifer Aniston's F.R.I.E.N.D.S Salad
A fresh hearty salad that is easy to make and taste great.
- 1 C quinoa
- 2 mini cucumbers, diced
- 1 can of chickpeas, reduced-sodium drained, and rinsed
- 1/2 C pistachios
- 1/2 C feta, crumbled
- 1/3 C red onion, finely diced
- 2 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp mint, finely chopped
- 2 mini cucumbers, diced
- Olive oil
- splash of lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl and toss lightly.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 12g
The nutritional facts are estimates.