Jennifer Aniston says the salad she ate daily on the Friends set is “completely different” from the recipe that’s going viral on TikTok


Jennifer Aniston debunks the TikTok videos claiming to show her famous “Friends” salad.Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

  • Jennifer Aniston ate the same salad every day on the set of Friends for 10 years.

  • Videos on TikTok have gone viral allegedly featuring Aniston’s salad recipe.

  • Aniston has now debunked the videos, saying her recipe is “completely different.”

Search “Jennifer Aniston Salad” on TikTok and you’ll find dozens of videos — some with more than 10 million views — that claim to feature the actress’ favorite salad recipe.

Now Aniston is debunking the recipe she said was “completely different” from the iconic salad she ate every day on the set of Friends for 10 years.

“I feel like I’m letting everyone down, but that’s not my salad,” Aniston told Shape. “It looks delicious, but it’s not the salad I had on Friends.”

The legend of Aniston’s salad first spread in 2010 when her co-star Courteney Cox mentioned it in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

“Jennifer and Lisa [Kudrow] and I ate lunch together every day for 10 years. And we always had the same thing — a Cobb salad,” Cox said. “But it wasn’t really a Cobb salad. It was a Cobb salad that Jennifer added turkey bacon and chickpeas to, and I don’t know what.”

“She’s just great with food, which really helps,” Cox added. “Because if you eat the same salad every day for 10 years, it better be a good salad, right?”

More than a decade after interviewing Cox, Aniston’s salad went viral on TikTok as food bloggers attempted to recreate the recipe or offer their own interpretations. According to People, a video posted by @themodernnonna in January helped start the trend. Five months later and it’s still going strong, with new videos popping up every week.

The ingredients remain the same in most videos and consist of a salad with bulgur, cucumber, parsley, mint, red onion, feta cheese, chopped pistachios and a full can of chickpeas.

Aniston also debunked the recipe in a recent interview with Elle, saying she would never add that many chickpeas to a salad because it’s “not good for the digestive tract.”

The ‘Friends’ star gave Shape her real salad recipe and revealed it included shredded lettuce, chicken, egg whites, “a couple of chickpeas”, bacon and a simple vinaigrette. Some days she would also grab pecorino cheese from a nearby Italian restaurant to top it off.

But when Aniston speaks, TikTok listens. The Modern Nonna has already released a new video featuring Aniston’s ingredients.

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