Jennifer Aniston 'debunks' TikTok post about her 'favorite' salad

‘Dare I debunk that?’ Jennifer Aniston insists ‘famous salad’ that went viral on TikTok over claims she ate it every day on Friends is FAKE – and warns recipe is actually ‘bad for the digestive tract’

  • The actress, 53, has denied ever eating the salad shared by a Los Angeles-based food blogger
  • The unique take on the traditional Cobb salad includes ingredients such as red onion, bulgar, feta and pistachios
  • In a 2010 interview, Aniston’s co-star Courteney Cox claimed the actress ate the meal every day
  • Aniston stated in a new interview: ‘ I would never have that much chickpea in a salad, to be honest’
  • Friends premiered its very first episode in September 1994 and ran for ten seasons before coming to an end in 2004

Jennifer Aniston has set the record straight about a viral salad recipe she was reported to have enjoyed every day while filming Friends.

The 53-year-old actress denied ever having the meal posted by Lovely Delites food blogger, Hannah, which went viral in May.

When asked about the popular recipe after it made waves on TikTok, Aniston told Elle magazine: ‘Well, that salad, dare I debunk that? That’s not the salad that I had every day on Friends. 

Fake food: Jennifer Aniston has officially debunked claims she enjoyed a viral TikTok salad on the set of Friends

Viral content: Home cook, Hannah, shared a recipe on how to make the now-famous salad 

‘I feel terrible because it’s literally taken off like crazy, and it looks like a delicious salad, by the way, but that’s not the one that I had on Friends.’

The salad – which is a unique take on a traditional Cobb – saw Hannah fill a bowl with red onion, cucumber, pistachios, fresh parsley, fresh mint and a can of chickpeas.

As for whether the Marley & Me star would be willing to try the viral salad, Aniston added: ‘I would never have that much chickpea in a salad, to be honest. Not good for the digestive tract.’  

Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are a type of legume that are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Eating the legume provides many health benefits, however, cooked chickpeas contain complex sugars and fermentable oligosaccharides which can be difficult to digest and are not completely absorbed by the intestines.

Meanwhile, raw chickpeas contain toxic substances that do not get digested well.

The salad was first linked to Aniston in 2010, when her Friends co-star Courteney Cox shared details about it in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

The Scream star, 57, stated at the time that Aniston would make it for her female castmates every day.

In the viral TikTok video, Los Angeles-based home cook Hannah claimed the salad was perfect to practice chopping skills as the ingredients are finely diced for maximum flavor.  

‘It was a Cobb salad that Jennifer doctored up with turkey bacon and garbanzo beans and I don’t know what,’ she shared. ‘She just has a way with food, which really helps. Because if you’re going to eat the same salad every day for 10 years, it’d better be a good salad, right?’

How to make the ‘famous salad’ that Jennifer Aniston was rumored to have eaten every day on Friends set


1 cup Bulgar

1/2 cup Fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 cup Pistachios, chopped 

1 can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed 

1 Red onion, finely diced 

1/3 cup Fresh mint, chopped 

1 Cucumber, finely diced 



Food trend: Speaking about the recipe, Aniston stated ‘I would never have that much chickpea in a salad, to be honest’

The revelation comes after Aniston revealed she has spent the past year working as the Chief Creative Officer of Vital Proteins.

The Morning Show star helped create a protein bar with the brand that is beloved by Kourtney Kardashian.

‘I made a bar with @vitalproteins! They’re finally out TODAY. Hope you like them! ❤️’ wrote the actress in her Instagram caption in May.

In the accompanying video, she stated: ‘This is a Vital Proteins bar that I helped create. It’s very exciting. It’s made with all these delicious ingredients. Ohhh it’s just so good, it’s so good.’

Jen’s snack: Jennifer Aniston has been working with Vital Proteins for the past year. The Friends veteran revealed that she has helped created a protein bar with the brand

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