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Nicoise Salad for Type O
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Here's an adjusted Nicoise salad for Type O, sans the potatoes, olives and capers. It does have allowable Feta cheese which serves as a nice sharp taste that is a replacement for the nicoise olives

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (8 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (9 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • Assorted greens (lettuce, dandelion, parsley, romaine)
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1 can tuna (or 1/2 can)
  • sliced tomato
  • small amount of blanched green beens or haricot vert
  • 1 Tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
  • anchovies (only if you like them)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley
  • firm tofu (optional replacement for potato)
  • (dressing, and this is a typical Nicoise dressing)
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • sea salt to taste
How to make it:
  1. You can toss all the salad Ingredients if you like, or lay them out neatly on the plate.
  2. Take the olive oil and whisk it with the lemon juice, crushed (through a garlic press) garlic and salt to taste.
  3. Taste the dressing, you may like more lemon, or less etc.
  4. You can also add shallots to the dressing, if you desire.
  5. Either drizzle the dressing over the salad if you lay it out, or toss with the rest of the Ingredients if you decide to have it that way.
  6. Crumble the feta over the top and sprinkle the extra parsley.
  7. If you really miss the potato, you can add chunks of firm tofu to the salad.
  8. This is a great Type O recipe.
  9. Bon appetit.
  10. P.S. You won't miss the olives or the potato.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Green/Snap/String Bean1 ,2 B B N N N N N N
Dandelion  B B B B N N B B
Tofu (Soy Cake)2 ,3 ,4 B N B N A A N A
Tuna1 ,2 N N B B N N N N
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,3 ,4 A N N B A N N N
Feta Cheese  N N B B B B N A
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Parsley1 B N B B B B B B
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice1 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Fish Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Anchovy1 A N A A A A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • 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 Jan 01, 2011 at 10:42 PM By: Joe