Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Herring Salad

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 1 pound herring in wine sauce
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 2 boiled potatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
  • 15-16 ounces beets, chopped
  • 1-2 Tablespoons beet juice
  • 1 Tablespoon herring juice
  • 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise [mayonnaise recipes]
  • sea salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black peppercorns, to taste
How to make it:
  1. Mix everything together well.
  2. Serve immediately, or refrigerate.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Herring1 A N N B N N N B
Beet1 ,2 N N B N B B N N
Potato (White/Red/Blue/Yellow)2 ,3 ,4 A A N N N A A A
Apple/Apple Juice/Cider1 ,2 N N N N N N N A
Sea Salt1 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)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Walnut (Black)1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Pecan/Pecan Butter1 ,2 N N N N N N N N

Complex Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mayonnaise- A A N N N N N A

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...1 A N A N A N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • 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 05, 2007 at 09:23 AM By: Father Tiresias
    • Revised Oct 09, 2007 at 09:13 PM By: Don