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Pinto Bean Hummus
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This is a wonderful replacement for Hummus made with Chick-Peas (Garbanzo Beans). It can be used as an appetizer, as a dip and, by thinning it, as a sauce over vegetables.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 3 Tablespoons tahini (sesame seed nutbutter)
  • 1 large can pinto beans, drained and save juice
  • dash of Tabasco [check for Avoids]
  • olive oil
  • parsley, for garnish
How to make it:
  1. Into a food processor put the lemon juice, garlic, onion, tahini, and tabasco if used.
  2. Process for a few minutes add the drained beans gradually while the processor is running and thin with the juice until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Garnish with a few sprigs of parsley.

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
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Pinto Bean  B B B B A A A N
Sesame Butter/Tahini2 N N A A A A N N
Parsley2 B N B B B B B B
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B 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.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 02, 2007 at 10:50 AM By: Rodney
    • Revised Oct 02, 2007 at 05:45 PM By: Father Tiresias
    • Revised Oct 03, 2007 at 00:42 AM By: Don