Rumor has it that Jennifer Aniston ate this bulgur salad every day on the set of Friends. This copy-cat chopped Jennifer Aniston salad is made of so many healthy ingredients and its quick to meal prep for the week.
Many years later, we are still recreating this delicious chopped Jennifer Aniston salad. It is made with a base of bulgur wheat which is a high fiber, whole grain. You can often find bulgur in the bulk section of your grocery store. We used chickpeas as our vegetarian protein source. The salad is topped with fresh veggies like cucumber, red onion and arugula.
Nutrition and Health Benefits of Bulgur
Bulgur is a tasty grain that cooks quickly and is packed with nutrients. Bulgur generally takes about 20 minutes to cook and it is similar to quinoa in texture and flavor. Bulgur wheat is high in fiber, plant-based protein, and minerals like iron and manganese. Try this Jennifer Aniston bulgur salad for a healthy and delicious lunch for the week.
Jennifer Aniston Salad
- Sauce pan
- 1 cup bulgur wheat uncooked
- Vegetable or chicken broth
- 3 mini cucumbers chopped
- ¼ -½ red onion sliced thinly, then chopped
- 1 can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
- ½ cup mint chopped
- ½ cup italian parsley chopped
- Arugula for serving
- ½ cup pistachios
- ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- Juice and zest of one lemon
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Pepper to taste
- Cook bulgur according to package directions using vegetable or chicken stock and set aside.
- While the bulgur is cooking, chop and prepare all the remaining ingredients.
- Make the dressing: in a mason jar combine: ⅓ cup olive oil, juice and zest of 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Shake until combined.
- Assemble the salad: combine bulgur, cucumbers, red onion, garbanzo beans, mint and parsley. Pour dressing over salad. Stir to combine.
- Garnish with pistachios and feta cheese.
- Serve by itself or over arugula.
Looking For More Quick Salads To Meal Prep?
This chopped Jennifer Aniston salad is hard to get sick of. But here are some more salad recipes that store well in the refrigerator to try!