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Laurel's Scrumptious Sardine Salad
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A delicious and healthy salad full of beneficial type A foods. Easy to make in a hurry because the ingredients can all be kept on hand. This salad satisfies every time! (I know, I just had it for lunch.)

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 1 bag of baby salad mix or baby spinch leaves
  • 1 can of sardine fillets in olive oil (available at Trader Joes)
  • 1 can of corn, or fresh corn cut off the cob if you have it
  • 1 half a perfectly ripe avocado
  • 1 bottle of Shitake Sesame Vinaigrette (Annies dressings, Trader Joes, Wild Oats)[or use a BTD compliant substitute]
How to make it:
  1. Fill two plates with bagged salad leaves.
  2. Rinse canned corn and sprinkle desired amount over beds of salad.
  3. Drain oil from can of sardine fillets, chunk up with a fork and sprinkle over salad.
  4. Slice avocado and divide between salads.
  5. Add dressing and enjoy! (This salad is also good with kalamata olives although they are on the 'avoid' list.)

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Corn (all)1 ,2 N A A A A A A A
Lettuce (Romaine)  B N N N N N B N
Avocado3 ,4 N N A A A A A B
Sardine3 B B B B B B N B
Spinach/Spinach Juice3 ,4 B B N N N N B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Vinegar (Balsamic/White/Red/Ri...3 ,4 A A A A N N A A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mushroom (Shiitake)3 ,4 A N A A B B A A
Olive (Greek/Spanish)3 A A N N A A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.

  • 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.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 19, 2007 at 11:08 PM By: Lola