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White Bean & Escarole Soup
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Delicious! Found in Blood types, Body Types & you by Joseph Christiano.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 16-ounce can cannellini beans, or other appropriate white bean
  • 4 to 5 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons mellow white miso
  • 1/2 Tablespoon rosemary, fresh or dried
  • sea salt, to taste
  • 1/2 pound escarole or swiss chard, trimmed and coarsely chopped
How to make it:
  1. Heat olive oil in large soup pot.
  2. Saute onion and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add beans and cook until warm.
  4. Heat 1 cup water.
  5. Dilute miso in warm water.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Puree 2/3 of onions & beans in food processor (or mash well).
  8. Slowly add miso water to thin beans. The consistency should be somewhat loose.
  9. Add more water if necessary.
  10. Add pureed bean mixture to soup pot with whole beans and onions.
  11. Add balance of water, rosemary and salt to taste. Bring to simmer.
  12. Add escarole or swiss chard.
  13. Cook for 10 minutes more.
  14. Serve immediately.
  15. Makes 4-6 servings.

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
Rosemary2 N N N N N N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Cannellini Bean  N N N N N N N N
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

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Escarole- B B N N N N B B
Swiss Chard2 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.

  • 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 18, 2007 at 11:42 AM By: Drea