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Pea and Coriander (Cilantro) Soup
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Contributed by: lakes-lady68Added: Jan 05, 2008 at 12:24 AM


Very fresh tastes, the sweetness of the peas is a perfect foil to the Cilantro (Coriander Leaf) Those who can eat a small amount of dairy could add soft cheese or even cream to enrich the soup. Suited to GT Gatherers.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • 1 ounce ghee or compliant oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green chili, seeded and finely chopped (adjust to your liking)
  • 8 cups of compliant stock for your BT or GT
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro (coriander Leaf)
  • sea salt


    creamy cheese 1 ounce (paneer, farmer, cottage, ricotta for Gatherer GT)
How to make it:
  1. Melt the ghee or oil in a pan and gently fry the onions, garlic and chili for five minutes stirring constantly.
  2. Add the peas, stock and sea salt.
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add the cilantro (coriander leaf).
  5. Cool the soup then puree in a blender, season again to taste.
  6. Add the cheese, which should be beaten, mashed, or blended until creamy; if necessary add a little water to thin it.
  7. Top with cilantro leaf and serve.
  8. This can be chilled and served cold as a summer starter.

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
Cilantro2 N B N N N N N N
Pea (Green/Pod/Snow)1 ,2 ,3 N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Oil Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Paneer- N N N N B B A A
Cottage Cheese- A N B B B N A A
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N
Ricotta Cheese- N N B B B B A 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 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.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Jan 06, 2008 at 10:55 AM By: Rodney