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Fennel Salad
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A summery fresh tasting salad of shaved fennel, baby peas, sheep's milk feta, herbs and lemon.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 2 medium sized Fennel bulbs (I use a few baby ones)
  • 1 Small red onion
  • 150g sheep's milk feta (I use goat)
  • 1 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 150g baby spinach (or much less is fine)
  • baby peas [to taste - the original amount was lost]
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 40ml EVOO
  • Sea Salt (and pepper if compliant)
How to make it:
  1. Finely shave fennel into a salad bowl with a vegetable slicer or very sharp knife.
  2. Crumble feta over the top and add the other ingredients.
  3. Toss together gently.
  4. Drizzle with extra olive oil to serve.

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
Spearmint  N N N N N N N N
Feta Cheese  N N B B B B N A
Spinach/Spinach Juice2 ,3 B B N N N N B B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Fennel  B N N N N N N N
Parsley2 B N B B B B B B
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N
Pea (Green/Pod/Snow)1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N 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 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 Oct 27, 2010 at 09:31 PM By: Lola
    • Revised Feb 03, 2013 at 09:29 PM By: Joe - Added baby peas to ingredients; don't know what the amount was.