Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (www.dadamo.com)

Tofu Polenta Mini Pizzas


Description:

These mini pizzas are delicious and easy to make in a hurry if you already have the tofu prepared ahead of time, or if you want to substitute veggie sausage crumbles for the tofu. They can be made as an appetizer or paired with a nice salad for an entree.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
Category:
  • Entree
Ingredients:
  • 1 - package polenta [check ingredients for compliance]
  • 1 - package firm tofu
  • 1 - container crumbled goat cheese
  • Jar of basil pesto sauce (homemade if you have it)
  • A few baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 onion, minced
  • A few garlic gloves, minced
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • Olive oil for frying
  • (All these ingredients are available at Trader Joe's)
How to make it:
  1. Drain tofu and cut into a few slices.
  2. Spread slices on an absorbent kitchen towel and use your fingers to crumble raw tofu onto one half of the towel.
  3. Cover with other half of towel and blot excess water from tofu.
  4. Leave in towel while you mince the onions and garlic.
  5. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a pan, add the minced onions and saute on low to medium heat until translucent.
  6. Add the garlic and cook a little longer. Do not allow the garlic to turn brown.
  7. Add the tofu and saute until all sides are browned, usually about 20 minutes.
  8. When done, sprinkle with soy sauce (to taste.)
  9. Meanwhile, slice the polenta into 10 or so slices. For a low-fat version, place directly onto a greased cookie sheet. For a super tasty version, pan fry each side of polenta slice in olive oil before placing on cookie sheet.
  10. Spread thin layer of pesto on each slice of polenta, top with spinach leaves, desired amount of crumbled tofu or veggie sausage, and crumbled goat cheese.
  11. Bake in oven on 400 for 15 minutes or until goat cheese browns.
  12. Enjoy!

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
Corn (all)3 ,4 N A A A A A A A
Spinach/Spinach Juice2 ,3 B B N N N N B B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Basil2 N N N N N N N B
Tofu (Soy Cake)1 ,4 ,5 B N B N A A N A
Goat Cheese  N N B N B B N A


BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Soy Sauce3 B N N N A A N A

[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 have a high mold count.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • 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 Nov 12, 2011 at 11:43 AM By: Joe