Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (www.dadamo.com)

Zesty Pesto Sauce
5 votes


Description:

Zesty Pesto sauce is great on rice pasta, rice, fish dishes, squash, or vegetable medleys.Note: All measurements are approximate.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
Category:
  • Side Dish
Ingredients:
  • Fresh basil leaves, washed and stemmed, enough to almost fill a standard blender.
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 limes or lemons, juiced
  • 2 to 5 cloves (or more!) garlic, pressed
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 cup pumpkin seeds, walnuts, [or pine nuts]
How to make it:
  1. Grind all ingredients in a blender until you have a course sauce.

    Note:

    Pesto sauce should never be heated, because this takes away from the freshness of the basil (although it is okay to reheat it along with any leftovers).

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Basil2 N N N N N N N B
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N


BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut (English)2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Pine Nut (Pignola)2 ,3 N N N N A A N N
Pumpkin Seed/Pumpkin Seed Butt...2 B B A A A N B B

Fruit/ Fruit Juice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Lime/Lime Juice2 B N N B N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B 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 known to be 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:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 04, 2007 at 05:14 PM By: Drea