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Strawberry Spinach Salad
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This recipe was adapted from a strawberry spinach salad with poppyseed dressing.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • Fresh spinach greens
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Dressing

  • 2 Tablespoons minced onion (I used Maui)
  • 1/2 teaspoons wheat free tamari
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • Sliced almonds or sesame seeds, as desired
How to make it:
  1. Place a bed of spinach greens in your salad bowl.
  2. Slice a few strawberries on top.
  3. Toss with 1-2 teaspoons of the dressing.
  4. Mix together dressing ingredients and let stand about 10 minutes.
  5. Also, you can add a few toasted almond slices to the salad or sprinkle a few roasted sesame seeds on top.

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
Tamari (wheat-free)3 B N N N N N N A
Spinach/Spinach Juice2 ,3 B B N N N N B B
Strawberry1 ,3 N N N N N N N A

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sesame Seed1 ,2 N N A A A A N N
Almond/Almond Butter2 N N N N N N N N

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Canola Oil2 ,3 N N N N A A N A
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

[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 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.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jul 08, 2011 at 12:23 AM By: Joe