Carrot and Orzo Salad with Fresh Dill


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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 258.8
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 61.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 6.1 g

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Introduction

Not your regular pasta salad. Not your regular pasta salad.

Ingredients

    • 3 lbs. carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally into 2-inch pieces
    • 5 large garlic cloves, unpeeled
    • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
    • 1 lb. orzo pasta
    • juice of 2 lemons
    • zest from the 2 lemons
    • 4 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped
    • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh dill, chopped

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 450 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.

Serves 8.

Reprinted with permission by Public Health Seattle & King County

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The dill makes this dish!-Very good! - 1/3/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I loved this but my family didn't. I, however, love Greek food and the flavor is a bit lemony/dilly and greek. I definitely won't mind eating the leftovers myself! - 7/30/07

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  • Incredible!
    Cook the garlic a little longer to get that really fragrant, but not so garlic-y taste. Really good! - 6/22/12

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  • This sounds AMAZING!! - 1/3/12

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  • i want to make this for sure..... - 1/3/12

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  • Sounds amazing!
    - 7/28/11

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  • different . - 1/3/11

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious and very tasty. It is a must have. - 1/3/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds very good. I will be trying this recipe. - 1/3/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy. I will make it with quinoa instead of orzo which is a white wheat pasta & not healthy. - 1/3/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good - 1/3/11

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    is there a photo of it somewhere? - 1/3/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have some orzo PASTA in the cupboard. I am going to try this right away! Sounds delicious! - 1/3/11

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    That's garlic paste, not orzo paste. I don't know that I'm going to make garlic paste. I have a jar of garlic paste in the fridge. It's used in east Indian cooking, and can be found wherever east Indian foodstuffs are sold. - 1/3/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Whats orzo paste?? - 1/3/11

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  • O.K.
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Too many carrots. - 10/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    Very very Good! Both my husband & I loved this! It is great by itself or a side dish. I loved the crunchy carrots & they were so sweet. - 5/25/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I did not make this but I am going to. Garlic and dill go so well together - 5/20/08

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