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The Jennifer Aniston Salad Recipe

I had to see if Jennifer Aniston's "perfect salad" lived up to the hype ... and it does! This herby bulgur based salad is a simple make-ahead meal that you'll be happily feasting off all week. As healthy as it is delicious, this salad is here to get you out of your lunchtime rut.
5 from 2 ratings


  • 1 cup (140 g) dried bulgur wheat, or 3 cups prepared
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) feta cheese, crumbled (around 1 cup once crumbled)
  • cup (25 g) mint, finely chopped
  • cup (30 g) parsley, finely chopped
  • ½ cup (60 g) pistachios
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Cook the bulgur wheat according to package instructions.
    1 cup dried bulgur wheat
  • Once cooked, put the bulgur in a large bowl and add chickpeas, herbs and onions. Mix.
    1 can chickpeas, 1/3 cup mint, 1/3 cup parsley, 1/2 medium red onion
  • Add the lemon juice and olive oil. Mix.
    1 lemon, 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Mix in the pistachios and feta until just combined.
    1/2 cup pistachios, 3.5 oz feta cheese
  • Serve!


Herb Measurements
  • If you're using weight measurement for the herbs, note that the weight is before removing the stems - it's the usual size of supermarket herb packets so get a packet of each and you're good to go.
  • If you're using the cups measurement, the volume amount is after chopping
You don't have to add the ingredients in any particular order - I just choose to hold back the pistachios and feta until after the salad is dressed, so that the pistachios don't soak up too much lemon juice directly and the feta doesn't get put through too much mixing which might make it break up too much.
Calories: 401kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 238mg, Potassium: 462mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 618IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 163mg, Iron: 3mg