The Jennifer Aniston Salad. It’s bright, it’s crunchy, it’s full of everything you are going to need to take on the day! I’ve been seeing this around the internet for months and I’m so glad I finally made it. Let’s get cooking!

Jennifer Aniston Salad

So what is this Jennifer Aniston Salad?

This is somewhat reminiscent of a tabouli salad. Filled with quinoa or bulgur wheat, this provides a solid base to the salad that makes it eat like a meal. It’s not only delicious and packed with a ton of flavour, but it also has the perfect amount of protein, smart carbs, healthy fats, and veggies – all the components of a good meal-sized salad.

Where did the Jennifer Aniston Salad Come From?

This fresh, bright, quinoa salad was supposedly what Jennifer Aniston ate every single day while on the set of friends. Interpret that fact as you will!

It’s some of those salads that regardless of where it come from, it’s here to stay!

A close u of Jennifer Aniston Salad in a white bowl

Let’s breakdown the ingredients.

  • Quinoa or bulgar wheat. This is the base of the salad. I love using quinoa as it is super nutritious.
  • Chickpeas – I used one 15oz can of chickpeas. Make sure to rinse them
  • Pistachios – I love a good pistachio! Delicious and great colour.
  • Herbs – Mint and parsely keep this dish freshhhh
  • Cucumbers
  • Red onions
  • Lemon Juice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Feta Cheese- This brings great texture and saltiness to the salad

Great Meal Prep.

If you follow my account on instagram (@AndysEastCoastKitchen_)you know I am a massive fan of meal prepping. I love spending an hour on Sunday making food for my family to help make our weeks operate that much more smoothly. A little effort goes a long way. This Jennifer Aniston salad has been a constant rotation for us recently and I am hopeful you and your family will love it too!

If you’re looking to upgrade your pots and pan to help make even more great meal preps, here’s a great option!

A close up shot of all the ingredients for the  Jennifer Aniston Salad.

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Jennifer Aniston Salad

Jennifer Aniston Salad

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Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 people


  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 15oz Can of Chickpeas, drained
  • 1 cup roasted pistachios, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup cucumbers, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, dicd
  • 3/4 cup mint, chopped
  • 3/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 cup feta
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • Place quinoa and water into a medium sized pot and place over high heat. Once boil has been reached, reduce heat to low and place a cover on the pot. Allow quinoa to simmer for 15 minutes and then turn off the heat. Leave the cover on for 5-10 minutes and then remove and fluff with a fork. Pour quinoa into large bowl.
  • Now add in rinsed and drained chickpeas, pistachios, cucumbers, onion, mint, parsely, feta, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Enjoy!
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