Though it’s been more than a decade since Friends went off the air, the beloved sitcom has remained relevant through its dedicated fanbase, marathons on TV, and of course, the Friends reunion special which debuted on HBO Max in 2021. It’s not surprising that to this day, the show is still gaining new fans in younger generations. That means that even TikTokers love to talk about Friends.
In recent months, as reported by People, one salad recipe has gone viral on TikTok, with Friends fans believing this exact meal is what Jennifer Aniston was known to eat on set. According to the popular recipe, the salad includes ingredients such as red onion, quinoa, cucumber, feta, chickpeas, and other delicious items. One of the viral videos, which now has over 100,000 likes, claims that Aniston ate this salad every day for 10 years while filming the comedy series.
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Of course, this got super-fans of the series adding the items to their shopping lists so they could also eat like Aniston during her Rachel Green years.
Jennifer Aniston responds to viral Friends salad TikTok
But according to Aniston herself, the whole thing is a major rumor. We’re not sure where the TikTok recipe came from, but while the actress was chatting with ELLE (via People) earlier this month, she admitted that while the salad did look like a good one, it definitely wasn’t the one she ate on set every day.
“It looks like a delicious salad, but that’s not the one I had on Friends,” she said, explaining she wouldn’t add a full can of chickpeas to it. “Not good for the digestive tract,” she stated.
As funny as it might seem, the mystery of what salad Aniston ate on the Friends set is actually something fans really want to get to the bottom of! As ELLE points out, it all started back in 2010 when Courteney Cox was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times and shared that Aniston created the salad that the ladies of Friends ate for 10 years, describing it as “a Cobb salad that Jennifer doctored up with turkey bacon and garbanzo beans and I don’t know what.”
While Jennifer Aniston might not ever reveal her secret salad recipe, at least we know we can find a few delicious dupes on TikTok!