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Greens and Beans
9 votes


Delicious weekend brunch or quick dinner.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (11 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (7 beneficials)
  • Type AB (7 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (7 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type O (7 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (7 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch greens (collards, beet greens, spinach, kale)
  • 1 Tablespoon miso, dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup cooked black beans [or BTD compliant bean for your type]
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
How to make it:
  1. Heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions, saute until soft.
  3. Add garlic, saute for about a minute, then add washed & coarsely chopped greens.
  4. Reduce heat and add miso dissolved in water.
  5. Let simmer until greens are limp.
  6. Add beans & rice, mix, heat through and serve.


    Additional seasoning is not really necessary because of the intense miso flavor. This also works well with fresh organic eggs poached on top of the greens instead of (or in addition to) the beans and rice.

    Serves 2.

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
Black Bean2 B N A A A A N N
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...3 ,4 N N B B N N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Fava (Broad) Bean- B N A N N N N A
Adzuki Beans- B N A A A A B N
Pinto Bean- B B B B A A A N
Cannellini Bean- N N N N N N N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Kale1 ,2 ,3 B B B B B B B B
Collard Greens2 B B B B B B B B
Beet Greens2 B B B B B B B B
Spinach/Spinach Juice2 ,3 B B N N N N B B

[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 may be high in pesticides.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • 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:
    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 10:22 AM By: Drea