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


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

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 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!

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
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Quinoa  N N N N N N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Cilantro2 N B N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sesame Butter/Tahini2 N N A A A A N N
Almond/Almond Butter2 N N N N N N N N

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea)- A A A A A A N A
Black Eyed Pea- B N A A A A B 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 Mar 24, 2009 at 05:53 PM By: Lola