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Escarole, Black Eyed Pea and Smoked Turkey Soup
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A hearty soup that's easy to make and works great as an entree or main course.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 4 ounces dried black eyed peas [or a compliant substitute] [variations: white beans or black beans]
  • 1 small head of escarole
  • 1 smoked turkey leg
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large or two small garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper [optional]
  • 1 teaspoon plus one pinch sea salt
  • water
How to make it:
  1. The night before, rinse black eyed peas in water and discard any rocks, sand or bad peas. Soak rinsed black eyed peas in water overnight.
  2. Drain black eyed peas and rinse again. Place peas in 2 to 3 quart pot with 2 to 3 cups of water and a teaspoon of sea salt.
  3. Add smoked turkey leg to pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Separate the escarole leaves and rinse well.
  5. Coarsely chop escarole.
  6. In another pot or frying pan put oil, crush garlic into oil and sautee until golden.
  7. Add a pinch of sea salt, then add the escarole a little at a time until all is wilted, and set aside.
  8. Remove the turkey leg from the peas and carefully separate the meat from the bone and tendons.
  9. Add the meat, escarole and optional cayenne pepper to the peas and simmer for 30 minutes longer.
  10. Enjoy!

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Escarole  B B N N N N B B
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Black Eyed Pea  B N A A A A B N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Black Bean2 B N A A A A N N
White Bean1 N N N N N N N N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

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

  • 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 23, 2010 at 09:24 PM By: Dr. Pepper
    • Revised Sep 25, 2010 at 02:38 PM By: Dr. Pepper