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Sardine Salad
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This unique tasty sandwich spread can be served as an appetizer or on crackers

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • 1 large 8 ounce can water-packed sardines
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons tahini
  • half teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 1 pepper diced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • juice of half lemon
How to make it:
  1. Drain and mash sardines well in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add the next 4 Ingredients and mix.
  3. In a 7-inch skillet, saute onions and pepper in oil until lightly browned.
  4. Add saute mixture to sardines while still hot.
  5. Mix well and add freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  6. Chill and 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
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Sesame Butter/Tahini2 N N A A A A N N
Sardine2 B B B B B B N B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...2 A N A N A N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B 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.

  • 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 By: Lola