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Cold Pea Salad
2 votes

Contributed by: RodneyAdded: Jun 21, 2008 at 11:21 AM

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen small peas (early party peas best)
  • 1 tart red-skinned apple
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or mayonnaise
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoons horseradish
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper optional
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
How to make it:
  1. Turn peas from package into colander.
  2. Run hot water over until just thawed.
  3. Rinse in cold water and drain thoroughly.
  4. Without peeling apple, core and chop.
  5. Combine in bowl drained peas, chopped apple, and onion.
  6. Dressing:
  7. Combine sour cream, horseradish, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  8. Add to salad and mix lightly.
  9. Dressing can be made a day ahead.
  10. Serve in bowl lined with crisp greens.
  11. Yield 4-6 servings.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Horseradish2 B N N N N N B B
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N A
Pea (Green/Pod/Snow)1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Complex Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mayonnaise- A A N N N N N A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sour Cream (low/non-fat)- N A B B N N A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 10, 2009 at 09:24 AM By: Rodney