Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Spring Lemon Quinoa Bean Dish
Contributed by: Syren4444Added: Mar 24, 2009 at 03:50 PM


A fresh, zesty salad/dish that is very light and refreshing!

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can beans of choice (garbanzo, black eyed peas)[or use a BTD compliant substitute])
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped (or use 2T dried)
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup tahini [or use a BTD compliant substitute]
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil (flavored is nice here)
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
How to make it:
  1. Cook the quinoa with the 2 cups water approx 15 minutes until absorbed.
  2. Chop onion and cilantro and set aside.
  3. In a food processor, magic bullet, or with a whisk, blend the rest of the ingredients together.
  4. Mix the cooked quinoa with the onion, cilantro, and dressing.
    Delicious on its own or served over lettuce. Try making some extra dressing!