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'Italybounds' Snap Pea Salad with Radish & Lime
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Contributed by: ItalyboundAdded: Jul 06, 2008 at 11:33 AM


Cool Salad

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 8 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved (about 2 cups)
  • 7 ounces yellow wax beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 cups) [assumed rating of green bean]
  • 3 Tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt , or to taste
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced (about 10)
How to make it:

    Vegetable Preparation
  1. Steam peas over 2 inches of boiling water, stirring once, until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with paper towel.
  3. Steam wax beans until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer to the baking sheet.
  5. Refrigerate until chilled, about 20 minutes.
  6. Whisk lime juice, oil, cilantro, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  7. Add radishes, peas and beans; toss to coat.
  8. Serve chilled.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Green/Snap/String Bean1 ,2 ,3 B B N N N N N N
Lime/Lime Juice2 B N N B N N N N
Cilantro2 N B N N N N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Radish  N N A A A A N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N
Pea (Green/Pod/Snow)1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...2 A N A N A N N N

[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 Sep 11, 2010 at 08:46 PM By: Joe