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Elegant and Easy Salmon Pesto
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A simple and easy bakes salmon full of flavor. Perfect with brown rice and steamed vegetables.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 Pound Salmon Fillet, Skin Removed
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Cup Pesto (made with allowable ingredients)
How to make it:
  1. Rinse salmon fillet under cold water and pat dry.
  2. Place fillet in a glass pie pan and baste with olive oil and garlic.
  3. Spread an even amount of pesto over the fillet until it is covered with a 1/4 inch layer.
  4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes.
  5. Do not cover and do not turn.
  6. Cook until fish flakes easily with a fork.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Salmon1 B B B B B N N N
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Basil1 N N N N N N N B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pine Nut (Pignola)1 ,2 N N N N A A N N

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Soy Cheese- B N N A A A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be 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 07:19 PM By: Lola