Rachel's Green Salad Recipe

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| Last Updated on February 9, 2024
Rachel's green salad is a take on a salad that gained popularity when Jennifer Aniston mentioned a salad she enjoyed on the set of “Friends”. The older internet-famous salad recipe is a grain salad, but this version is based on her most recent interview where she described a version of a Cobb salad.*
Utensils Dinner
Globe Californian
23
ingredients
8
steps
35
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
For the Zesty Italian Dressing
1/4 cup(s)
red wine vinegar
1 tbsp
finely grated Parmesan cheese
2 tsp
honey
1 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
dried parsley
1 tsp
dried oregano
1/2 tsp
Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
kosher salt, see notes 1
1/2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup(s)
extra virgin olive oil
For Rachel's Green Salad
1
batch of zesty Italian dressing, see above
6
slices of turkey or pork bacon
1 lb
chicken breasts
garlic powder, to taste
salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
avocado or olive oil
6 cup(s)
chopped iceberg lettuce
2
small Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 cup(s)
chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup(s)
finely chopped salami
Pecorino cheese, for topping
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Directions 8 steps | 35 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients. 

Rachel's Green Salad Recipe: Measure and prep all ingredients.
Step 2

Prepare the zesty Italian dressing. In a bowl or a large measuring cup, whisk together the red wine vinegar, Parmesan cheese, honey, dried basil, parsley, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Rachel's Green Salad Recipe: Prepare the zesty Italian dressing.
Step 3

Slowly whisk in the extra virgin olive oil to create an emulsion. Set the dressing aside.

Rachel's Green Salad Recipe: Slowly whisk in the extra virgin olive oil to create an emulsion.
Step 4

Cook the crispy turkey or pork bacon. In a skillet, cook the bacon over medium-low heat until very crisp. Let the bacon cool and chop it into small pieces.

Rachel's Green Salad Recipe: Cook the crispy turkey or pork bacon.
Step 5

Cook the chicken breasts. Season the chicken breasts with garlic powder, salt and pepper. 

Rachel's Green Salad Recipe: Cook the chicken breasts.
Step 6

In a skillet over medium heat, heat avocado (or olive) oil. Add the chicken and cook on each side for about 5-7 minutes until cooked through and the internal temperature reaches 165°F. 

Rachel's Green Salad Recipe: In a skillet over medium heat, heat avocado (or olive) oil.
Step 7

Let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before dicing the chicken into cubes. 

Rachel's Green Salad Recipe: Let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before dicing the chicken into cubes.
Step 8

Assemble the salad. In a large salad bowl, add the chopped iceberg lettuce. Add the chopped Roma tomatoes, chickpeas, chopped salami, diced chicken and top with the crispy turkey (or pork) bacon. Top with a generous grating of Pecorino cheese. Serve the salad either dressed or with the zesty Italian dressing on the side. Enjoy!

Rachel's Green Salad Recipe: Assemble the salad.

Notes:

*Disclaimer: This salad recipe is inspired by the publicly known preferences of Jennifer Aniston. It is not officially endorsed, created, or approved by Jennifer Aniston or her representatives. This recipe is a creative interpretation and should not be considered an official product or representation of Jennifer Aniston's personal choices or brand. All trademarks, names, and likenesses relating to Jennifer Aniston are the property of their respective owners and are used here for descriptive purposes only.

  1. This recipe uses Diamond Crystal kosher salt. Different kosher salt brands have varied crystal sizes and may affect the salinity of the recipe, so adjust accordingly.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
994
FAT
67.8 g
PROTEIN
55.8 g
CARBS
40.1 g
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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

31 Jan 2024

You had me at bacon.

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Carmela G.

Carmela

Cozymeal Team Member

19 Dec 2023

A must-try and easy to re-create Salad recipe.

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