Carrot and Orzo Salad with Fresh Dill

(makes 8 servings)

Weight Loss Recipes : Carrot and Orzo Salad with Fresh DillIngredients:

  • 3 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally into 2” pieces
  • 1 pound orzo pasta
  • ½ cup loosely pack fresh dill, chopped
  • 5 large garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided
  • 4 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Zest from the 2 lemons
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


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

Make 8 Servings:

Weight Loss Recipes Amount Per Serving(⅛ of recipe (256 g)): 221 Calories, 5 g Protein, 36 g carbohydrates, 6 g Dietary Fiber, 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium


Post a Comment

ShareThis Recipe

Popular Weight Loss Recipes