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This Is Exactly How to Make Jennifer Aniston's "Perfect" Salad

“If you’re going to eat the same salad every day for 10 years, it’d better be a good salad, right?"
FACT CHECKED BY Faye Brennan

There's nothing like a good salad. And Jennifer Aniston has a salad recipe that has reportedly been a staple for the Hollywood actress for over a decade.

For ten years, Aniston spent her lunch breaks during the filming of Friends eating with co-stars Lisa Kudrow and Courtney Cox. Reportedly, according to Cox, the three ate this "Cobb" salad every day.

"And we always had the same thing—a Cobb salad. But it wasn't really a Cobb salad. It was a Cobb salad that Jennifer doctored up with turkey bacon and garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and I don't know what," Cox recalled to Los Angeles Times in an interview 12 years ago. "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?"

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TikTok user and food blogger Snejana Andreeva of The Modern Nonna has made the "Jennifer Aniston Salad" trend on social media with an improvised recipe she created inspired by old articles she read that claim Aniston's "perfect salad" includes eight easy ingredients.

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According to Andreeva's viral TikTok recipe, you'll need cooked bulgur wheat, red onions, parsley, mint, pistachios, feta cheese, and cucumbers. Aniston also adds chickpeas to her salad, according to Andreeva. She recommends pairing the salad with lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper.

"I would absolutely enjoy it in moderation and recommend it to anyone that wants a delicious filling salad," Andreeva told Fox News Digital. "It tastes very similar to the iconic tabbouleh salad with a Mediterranean twist, if that makes sense. It's earthy, refreshing, and delicious."

Andreeva personally thinks that Aniston's original "perfect salad" recipe tastes better when it's served with a dressing.

For more salad recipes, check out Giada de Laurentiis Just Shared the Perfect Spring Salad Recipe.

Kristen Warfield
Kristen Warfield is the weekend editor for Eat This, Not That! and is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz’s journalism program in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Read more