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Balsamic & Basil Turkey


This yummy low fat recipe takes 5 minutes of prep and around 10 minutes to cook.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 3 turkey breasts (skinless & boneless)
  • 2 cups of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic (Crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • Sea salt & ground peppercorn to taste
How to make it:
  1. Marinate turkey in all of the ingredients (except the butter or oil.)for at least 1 hour in a sauce pan.
  2. Add butter or oil.
  3. Cook covered until totally cooked through. *You are essentially boiling the turkey so will want to keep the lid on tight at all times and you may need to add more balsamic.
  4. Remove turkey from the pan and spoon sauce onto the chicken.
  5. enjoy!
  6. This turkey tastes great on a nice spinach salad.
  7. Spooning brochette on top is a nice touch too.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Turkey1 N B B B N N N N
Vinegar (Balsamic/White/Red/Ri...1 ,2 A A A A N N A A
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Basil1 N N N N N N N B
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...1 A N A N A N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter1 A A A A N N N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • 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 Oct 11, 2007 at 01:19 PM By: Rodney