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Type A Shallot Salad Dressing
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Contributed by: Andrea Cayea/Dottie1Added: Oct 25, 2007 at 11:14 AM


This dressing is a favorite of my family Type O and A's.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (1 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 1 medium sized shallot (they seem to come in a few sizes, I just pick a medium one)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey [or agave]
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice or juice of two lemons
  • 1 cup of really good olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons of tamari sauce/soy sauce
How to make it:
  1. I put the whole mess into my Cuisinart and blend till it is creamy.

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
Tamari (wheat-free)3 B N N N N N N A
Shallots  N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Honey2 N N N A N N N A
Agave Syrup- N N N N 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 have a high mold count.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 25, 2007 at 12:14 AM By: Rodney