Carrot and Orzo Salad with Fresh Dill – Weight Loss Recipe


(makes 8 servings)


Ingredients: Nutrition Facts for Carrot and Orzo Salad with Fresh Dill
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3 lbs. carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally into 2-inch pieces

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5 large garlic cloves, unpeeled

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¼ cup olive oil, divided

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1 lb. orzo pasta

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Juice of 2 lemons

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Zest from the 2 lemons

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4 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped

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1. Preheat oven to 450º F.
2. In a small bowl, toss carrots and garlic cloves with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until carrots are browned and tender. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10-15 minutes.
3. Squeeze out pulp from garlic cloves into a small bowl and discard skins. Mash pulp with the back side of a spoon until it resembles a paste.
4. Cook orzo according to package instructions. Drain in a colander (do not rinse) then transfer to a large bowl. Toss with remaining olive oil then add carrots.
5. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, zest, scallions and garlic paste. Mix in dill then pour over orzo mixture and toss until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.


Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (256 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 221
Calories from fat 67
Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 62 mg
Total Carbohydrates 36 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin A 960%
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10%

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