A Detoxifying Spring Salad Jennifer Aniston Swears By

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr
Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

It's high in fiber, iron, and vitamin C, so you can see all the healthy reasons why actress Jennifer Aniston loves this simple quinoa salad. Think of it as a bulked-up tabbouleh, since detoxifying parsley lays the base of the greens, while a scoop of quinoa and diced avocado provide over 60 percent of your daily recommended fiber. With hydrating cucumbers and refreshing tomatoes added to the mix, this salad would be a lovely light lunch to pack for work.

Jennifer Aniston's Favorite Quinoa Salad

Cook Time35 minutes
YieldServes two

From Parade


    • 1/2 cup quinoa
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, washed and chopped, thick stems removed
    • 4 persian cucumbers, peeled in strips, seeded, and diced
    • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
    • 1 ripe and slightly firm avocado, diced
    • 2 or 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • Salt and pepper, to taste


    1. In a small saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil.

    2. Stir in quinoa, cover, and lower the heat to simmer. Cook for 15 minutes.

    3. Put quinoa into a medium-size mixing bowl, and cool.

    4. Add parsley, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, and oil to quinoa. Mix, and season to taste with salt and pepper.