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Cactus Tofu
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Contributed by: C SharpAdded: Jul 08, 2009 at 08:06 PM


Stir fried tofu with cactus

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 1/2 pounds prickly pear cactus pads (Nopales)
  • 1 pound extra firm tofu
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons chopped ginger
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
How to make it:
  1. De thorn the cactus pads and cut into strips about 1 cm wide.
  2. Cut the tofu into cubes about 1 cm on each side.
  3. Fry the tofu in oil (medium heat) and add the cactus strips and chopped ginger.
  4. After the tofu, cactus, ginger have cooked a few minutes add garlic and soy sauce.
  5. Serve when the cactus is fully cooked.
    Variant: Green beans can be used instead of cactus. When using green beans remove the ends of the green beans, but do not cut up.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Ginger2 B B N B B B B B
Green/Snap/String Bean1 ,2 ,3 B B N N N N N N
Tofu (Soy Cake)1 ,2 ,3 B N B N A A N A
Sesame Oil1 ,2 N B A A A A N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Prickly Pear- N N A A A A N B

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

  • 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 29, 2009 at 07:44 PM By: Lola