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Lentil Salad

Contributed by: ME HallAdded: Jan 03, 2009 at 10:30 PM


Excellent recipe. May have to adapt a bit due to the use of vinegar. But definitely a favorite every time I make it.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 1 1/4 cup brown lentils, rinsed[or other BTD compliant substitute]
  • 4 large hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar [or other BTD compliant substitute]
  • 3 Tablespoons oil olive
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, if desired, and diced (2 cups)[or other BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • Sea Salt and pepper to taste
How to make it:
  1. In a small saucepan, cover lentils with water by one inch, bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until lentils are tender but still hold their shape.
  3. Approximately, 15-20 minutes.
  4. Drain well.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar and oil.
  6. Add lentils, cucumber, parsley, onion and eggs, season with salt and pepper.
  7. Toss well to coat with dressing.
  8. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Parsley1 B N B B B B B B
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Lentil (Green)1 B B B B A A A N
Lentil (Domestic)1 B B N N A A A N

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vinegar (Balsamic/White/Red/Ri...1 ,2 A A A A N N A A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...1 A N A N A N N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cucumber1 ,2 N N B B N N A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.

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

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 07, 2009 at 11:15 AM By: Lola
    • Revised By: wst