No, we’re not talking about the English trifle/shepherd’s pie combo Rachel made on the beloved show Friends. This is a salad recipe that the actress, Jennifer Aniston enjoys as her favorite, and it’s been going viral on social media for a while. It’s filling, fresh, healthy, and full of flavor!
The Legend Behind the Jennifer Aniston Salad
In a Los Angeles Times article from 2010, Courtney Cox talked about eating this salad with Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow being one of her favorite rituals from the years filming the sitcom. Courtney described it as an improved version of a cobb salad and talked about how Jennifer has a way with food. Jennifer elaborated on the recipe years later and the internet seems to love it!
The Required Ingredients
To prepare the Jennifer Aniston salad, you will need:
- 1 cup of bulgur wheat (3 cups if already cooked)
- Half a cup of diced red onion
- A cup of chopped cucumber
- Half a cup of chopped parsley
- A cup of crumbled feta cheese
- A quarter of a cup of chopped fresh mint
- A 15-ounce can of rinsed and drained garbanzo beans or chickpeas
- Half a cup of chopped cooked turkey bacon
- Half a cup of chopped pistachios
- A quarter of a cup of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- A teaspoon of salt
- Half a teaspoon of black pepper
A Bit of Cooking and Prep
Cook the bulgur following package instructions, transfer it to a bowl, and let it cool. Cook the turkey bacon, let it cool, and roughly chop. Take some time to properly chop, dice, or slice (to your preference) the remaining ingredients. Put the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, and whisk them together to make the dressing.
Putting the Salad Together
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients, add the dressing, and toss well to combine. The salad can be served immediately. It can also be made ahead and stored in the fridge until dinner time. Feel free to change up the grains, add lean protein, or omit the turkey bacon completely to make this salad more suitable to your taste!
Nicola Peltz Married Brooklyn Beckham in a Valentino Bridal Dress
Recently, Nicola Peltz got married to Brooklyn Beckham, after a long engagement. The couple’s Big Day was in her parents’ Palm Beach estate and she was looking like she had come straight out of a fairytale in her bridal outfit.
The Design Team
The bride-to-be collaborated with the design team at Valentino to get her dream bridal look. Part of the team was also the creative director of the label, Pierpaolo Piccioli. It took one year to create the stunning piece for Nicola Peltz, as well as two trips to Valentino’s headquarters in Rome and additional two fittings in the US.
Bridal Look by Valentino
The 27-year-old bride donned a classic haute couture wedding dress with a sleeveless square neckline, a cathedral-length train, and matching gloves, as well as a long French lace veil. Peltz told Vogue that it was a no-brainer to choose Valentino for her wedding day because she is a long-time fan of the label and Piccioli’s work. She even sported Valentino for 2021’s Met Gala.
Leslie Fremar, her stylist, said the final product was a work of art, thanks to the simple fabric of the dress and the lace overlay. She also commented that the simplicity of the dress was magnificent and they even removed the embroidery because it didn’t need much detail.
Nicola Peltz took the inspiration for her bridal look from Claudia Schiffer and Brigitte Bardot for a half-up, half-down hairstyle. She achieved that with the help of her hairstylist, Adir Abergel. The stylist later told Vogue that the actress is like her little sister who annoys her but who’s also the best. Peltz kept on sending her rad images of early Schiffer, including such with bangs. They were the inspiration behind the bride’s look.
A Chanel makeup artist, Kate Lee, was the one who enhanced the bride’s natural beauty on the wedding day. The look was very fresh and natural, but with a few little details to pop under the veil. The idea was to show off her natural features but also do something a bit more modern and unexpected.