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Beet Greens and Feta Pasta
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A quick and easy pasta dish featuring beneficial beet greens!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium white onion, finely chopped
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds beet greens, washed, ribs removed, and coarsely chopped, about 11 cups
  • 1 pound penne rice pasta or BTD compliant pasta [check for avoids]
  • 5 ounces crumbled feta
  • sea salt, to taste
How to make it:
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until vegetables are translucent, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add beet greens and cook until just wilted, about 3 minutes. Season well with salt.
  5. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.
  6. Add pasta and reserved liquid to the beet green mixture and place over low heat.
  7. Sprinkle in crumbed feta. Stir until thoroughly combined and heated through.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Beet Greens1 B B B B B B B B
Feta Cheese  N N B B B B N A
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

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

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

  • 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 Sep 11, 2010 at 07:37 PM By: Joe