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bulgur wheat salad with fresh herbs and chickpeas

Jennifer Aniston Salad Recipe (It’s Amazing!)

  • Author: Elizabeth Rider
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Boil, chop, mix
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Say hello to your new favorite summer salad! This Jennifer Aniston Salad recipe is chock-full of delicious flavors and beneficial nutrients from ingredients like bulgur wheat, fresh vegetables, chickpeas, and feta. This recipe makes about 8 side salad servings or 4 meal-sized servings.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup dried bulgur wheat
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup minced red onion (about 1/4 of a medium red onion)
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh parsley, finely chopped (about 1 big handful)
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, finely chopped (about 1 big handful)
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, rough chopped
  • 2 cups diced English cucumber
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • juice of 1 large lemon (at least 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (omit if desired)
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, more or less to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, cook the bulgar wheat by combining dry bulgar with double the amount of water (1/2 cup bulgar with 1 cup water). Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  2. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until all of the water is absorbed. Set it aside to cool while you chose the rest of the ingredients. Fluff it with a fork as it cools.
  3. Chop the red onion, parsley, mint, pistachios, and cucumber, then add to a large mixing bowl. Add the drained and rinsed chickpeas, feta, and fluffed bulgar wheat. It’s best to have allowed the bulgar to cool a bit but it’s okay if it’s still warm. Gently mix all of the ingredients together.
  4. Top with fresh lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, and salt, to taste. Set aside for 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to come together or serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

Make-Ahead: The bulgar can be made up to a day ahead of time and stored in the fridge.

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