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Quinoa & Wild Rice Salad
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Contributed by: EvonneAdded: May 31, 2011 at 01:11 PM


Delicious salad or side dish as an alternative to plain rice....

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (cooled)
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked wild rice (cooled)
  • 1 cup each of raisins & dried cranberries
  • 3 apples, cored & diced
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 cups chopped fresh baby spinach
  • toasted pecans to sprinkle on top

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup each honey, dijon mustard, & lemon juice
  • clove of garlic
  • salt to taste.
How to make it:
  1. Mix salad ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Mix dressing and pour over salad ingredients.
  3. Serve and enjoy!!!

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Quinoa  N N N N N N N N
Rice (Wild)1 N N B B A N N N
Olive Oil2 ,3 B B B B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pecan/Pecan Butter3 ,4 N N N N N N N N

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Raisin2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N N
Cranberry3 B B B B B B N N
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N A
Lemon/Lemon Juice3 B B B B N N N N

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mustard (wheat-free, vinegar-f...3 N N N N N N N N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey3 N N N A N N N A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...2 ,3 B B N N N B B B
Garlic2 ,3 B N B B N B N B
Spinach/Spinach Juice3 ,4 B B N N N N B B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.

  • 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 Jun 04, 2011 at 03:07 PM By: Joe