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Mexican Chopped Salad
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Contributed by: Lori M.Added: Jul 06, 2010 at 09:29 PM


This is an adaptation of a salad recipe I found online. I'm Blood Type A, so I used corn, but left out tomatoes, but with a little tweaking this could be adapted to AB as well.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained
  • ½ cup green or kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 crunchy apple, cored and diced
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 4 cooked chicken breast halves, diced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 ears fresh or frozen cob corn, thawed
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
How to make it:
  1. Heat a stove-top grill pan or griddle with a little olive oil and set over medium-high heat to preheat.
  2. Place corn on hot pan and cook 3 to 5 minutes, until golden brown on all sides, turning frequently.
  3. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. When cool enough to handle, slice kernels from cob.
  5. Transfer kernels to a large bowl and add beans, olives, apple, green onions, and cilantro.
  6. Toss to combine.
  7. Combine olive oil, honey, cumin, lime juice, and mustard.
  8. Combine dressing and salad, reserving a bit of dressing for the lettuce.
  9. Divide lettuce between four plates and top with chopped salad.
  10. Add avocado, chicken, or cheese if desired.

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
Lettuce (Romaine)  B N N N N N B N
Lime/Lime Juice2 B N N B N N N N
Feta Cheese  N N B B B B N A
Pinto Bean  B B B B A A A N
Cilantro2 N B N N N N N N
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N A

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Avocado2 ,3 N N A A A A A B

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Corn (all)3 ,4 N A A A A A A A

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chicken2 N N A A A A 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 with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • 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 Jul 14, 2010 at 06:04 PM By: Lola