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Sauteed Escarole


Delicious side dish. Simple Italian recipe. Good for quick snack, side dish or add more liquid for a delicious soup, with sprinkled Romano cheese for more flavor.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1 head escarole
  • 1 bulb garlic (yes the entire bulb)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon miso, optional
  • sea salt to taste
How to make it:
  1. In a skillet, heat olive oil.
  2. Add whole cloves or sliced cloves of garlic to hot oil. Add thoroughly rinsed and chopped (not too small) pieces of escarole into skillet.
  3. Toss in oil and garlic, cover and simmer about 5 minutes. Add miso, or sea salt to taste, cover again and wait until tender.

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
Escarole  B B N N N N B B
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Miso1 B B B N A A N A

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

  • 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 10, 2007 at 02:57 PM By: Drea