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Black Bean Soup with Onion, Cilantro and Lime Salsa
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A main dish soup which can also be eaten by O's if they avoid the salsa topping and sour cream garnish. Can be frozen.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 4 cups cooked black beans
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon spelt flour [or rice]


  • 1/4 bunch cilantro, washed and stemmed
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juice
  • 3 Tablespoons light sour cream, stirred to thin
How to make it:
  1. Puree black beans and garlic in food processor, adding chicken broth as needed to help the blending.
  2. Put in saucepan and add the rest of the chicken broth, salt and thyme.
  3. Cook over low heat about 15 minutes, check for thickness of soup.
  4. If needed, mix the spelt flour with water and stir into soup.
  5. Continue cooking over low heat for 10 to 15 more minutes.


  6. Puree the cilantro, onion and lime juice in processor and process until very smooth.
  7. Place in small bowl.
  8. Place sour cream in small bowl, and serve both with the soup, to be spooned on top of each serving.
  9. Makes 4-6 servings.

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
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Black Bean2 B N A A A A N N
Chicken2 N N A A A A N N
Lime/Lime Juice2 B N N B N N N N
Cilantro2 N B N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Spelt Flour/Products1 ,2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N A
Rice Cake/Flour2 ,4 ,5 B N B B B B N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sour Cream (low/non-fat)- N A B B N N A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[5] 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 Oct 06, 2007 at 09:03 AM By: Rodney
    • Revised Oct 18, 2007 at 12:11 AM By: Don