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Quinoa Confetti
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Contributed by: Susan Robinson-Baraboo, WIAdded: Feb 05, 2010 at 07:04 AM


This is the prettiest side salad one could have on their plate. Enjoy! Can be chilled and served as a side salad or warmed and served as a side dish.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 1 cup red quinoa
  • 1/2 cup purple onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup beets (chopped)
  • 1 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 1 cup broccoli (small florettes)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins (Unsulfured), dried cranberries or currants may be substituted.
  • 1 cup fresh spinach (chopped)
  • 1 cup fresh arugula (chopped)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon apricot preserves (made only from fruit juice)or preserves for your blood type.
How to make it:
  1. Wash arugula and spinach and set aside to dry
  2. slightly steam vegetables (set aside)
  3. cook quinoa
  4. In a large mixing bowl add these ingredients:
  5. onion
  6. beets
  7. carrots
  8. raisins
  9. broccoli
  10. quinoa (cooked)
  11. apricot preserves (melted)
  12. Stir all ingredients together
  13. Cut spinach and arugula in 1/2'' to 1'' pieces and put on a dinner plate.
  14. Scoop with an ice cream scoop and place two scoops of quinoa salad on top of greens, serve and enjoy. :)

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
Apricot/Apricot Juice1 ,2 ,3 B B N N N N N A
Quinoa  N N N N N N N N
Raisin1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Arugula  N N N N N N N N
Beet2 ,3 N N B N B B N N
Carrot2 ,3 B N N N B B N B
Spinach/Spinach Juice2 ,3 B B N N N N B B
Broccoli1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Currants (Black/Red)- N N N N N B N N
Cranberry2 B B B B B B N N

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

  • 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 Jan 22, 2011 at 07:54 PM By: Joe