Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Hot Artichoke-Spinach Dip
37 votes

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • 1 onion
  • 1/4 cup butter [or ghee]
  • 1/4 cup spelt flour (whole or white) [or other flour]
  • 2 cups chicken stock [or turkey/vegetable stock]
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-15 ounce can drained artichoke hearts [or thawed frozen artichoke hearts]
  • 3 hefty handfuls of fresh spinach (3 cups?)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
How to make it:
  1. Saute 1 onion, diced in 1/4 cup butter.
  2. Add flour.
  3. Cook roux until bubbly.
  4. Slowly add 2 cups chicken stock.
  5. Cook and stir until thickened.
  6. Season sauce with salt, garlic, and lemon juice.
  7. Add artichoke hearts, spinach, mozzarella and feta cheese.
  8. Stir these ingredients over low heat until the mixture is hot.
  9. May be served with little toasts, as is, or with vegetables dipped in.

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
Spelt Flour/Products1 ,2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N A
Feta Cheese  N N B B B B N A
Spinach/Spinach Juice2 ,3 B B N N N N B B
Artichoke (globe/Jerusalem)2 B B A A A N B B
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N
Mozzarella Cheese  N N B B B B N A
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter2 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chicken2 N N A A A A N N
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N

[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 with a high glycemic index.

  • 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 Nov 29, 2007 at 06:42 PM By: Don