Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Quick Zucchini Salad
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This is a fast, easy dish that works for all blood types. It travels well in lunch boxes.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • Per person:
  • 1 small-medium zucchini
  • 1-2 ounce feta cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon or lime juice (Type B can use balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil (more if you prefer a less tart salad)
How to make it:
  1. Cut zucchini into quarters lengthwise, then chop coarsely.
  2. Crumble feta cheese on top.
  3. Whip together oil and lemon or lime juice.
  4. Pour over zucchini and feta. Toss lightly.
  5. This can be eaten immediately or allowed to marinate together for a few hours.
  6. Optional: Add a few chopped raw mushrooms (per blood type).

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Feta Cheese  N N B B B B N A
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Lime/Lime Juice2 B N N B N N N N
Zucchini2 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.

    Please Note:
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