A home cook has revealed how to make the salad that Jennifer Aniston ate for 10 years on the set of Friends. Lovely Delites food blogger, Hannah, from Los Angeles, says the Hollywood star’s salad is perfect to practice chopping skills as the ingredients are finely diced for maximum flavor.The salad – which is a unique take on a traditional Cobb – was first brought to light in 2010, when Aniston’s Friends co-star Courteney Cox shared details about it in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, revealing at the time that Aniston would make it for her female castmates every day.
‘It was a Cobb salad that Jennifer doctored up with turkey bacon and garbanzo beans and I don’t know what,’ she shared. ‘She just has a way with food, which really helps. Because if you’re going to eat the same salad every day for 10 years, it’d better be a good salad, right?’
How to make Jennifer Aniston’s salad:
1 cup Bulgar
1/2 cup Fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 cup Pistachios, chopped
1 can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 Red onion, finely diced
1/3 cup Fresh mint, chopped
1 Cucumber, finely diced
Dice one red onion, one cucumber and half a cup of pistachios then add them into a large bowl. Chop half a cup of fresh parsley, a third cup of fresh mint and drain then rinse a can of chickpeas.
Add the chickpeas into the large bowl along with the chopped herbs and crumble feta over the salad.Pour one cup of bulgar into the bowl then give the ingredients a stir to combine and enjoy.
The salad has now shot to fame once again thanks to TikTok, where several creators, including Hannah, have been detailing how to whip up Aniston’s beloved on-set snack.
To create Aniston’s personal take on the Cobb, Hannah first diced up one red onion, one cucumber and half a cup of pistachios then added them into a large bowl. She then finely chopped half a cup of fresh parsley, a third cup of fresh mint and drained then rinsed a can of chickpeas. The food blogger added the chickpeas into the large bowl along with the chopped herbs and crumbled feta over the salad. To finish she added one cup of bulgar into the bowl then gave the ingredients a stir to combine and enjoyed.
Aniston did not put a dressing on her salad on set, however the home cook says it is better with one. For a healthy dressing Hannah recommends mixing together oil, vinegar dressing and garlic, to toss in with the salad for extra flavor. The simple salad recipe received more than 867,000 views from foodies and hundreds of comments from Friends fans who can’t wait to make it themselves.’This looks so good and so easy to make. My new go-to salad,’ a foodie wrote. ‘Make an even easier dressing with lemon juice and olive oil. works every time,’ another suggested. ‘If Jennifer Aniston ate this for 10 years you best believe I’ll eat it for 10 years too,’ a fan wrote.