Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Green Minestrone

Contributed by: Deborah Hayes blog 04/30/2005Added: Feb 15, 2008 at 04:08 AM

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (8 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB (8 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (8 beneficials)
  • Type B (5 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (7 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Soups and Broths
  • two small onions
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • sea salt
  • two ribs of celery
  • one med zucchini
  • 4 to 6 cups avoid free chicken broth (so hard to find!)[or BTD compliant substitute]
  • 1/2 pound frozen green beans
  • 10 ounces of spinach
  • bay leaf
  • black pepper (freshly ground) (avoid for some types)
  • parsley
  • shredded cheese for individual bowls (mozzarella, goat, etc)
  • turkey bacon
  • white beans 1 or 2 cans
  • rice noodles of any kind
How to make it:
  1. Saute onions, turkey bacon, celery, zucchini and garlic.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste as soon as the last chopped vegie goes in.
  3. Saute for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add bay leaf, chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Add green beans and rice noodles. Turn heat down, simmer about 4 to 6 minutes (rice noodles cook fast).
  6. Add cooked or canned beans, a handful of parsley, and spinach. Stir in spinach well and cover for another minute or two. When it's nice and wilted but bright green, add to serving bowl along with a little grated cheese and salt and pepper if needed.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Celery/ Celery Juice1 ,2 B N B B N N N N
Bay Leaf1 N N N B N N N B
Spinach/Spinach Juice1 ,2 B B N N N N B B
Rice Cake/Flour3 ,4 ,5 B N B B B B N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Green/Snap/String Bean1 ,2 B B N N N N N N
Zucchini1 N N N N N N N N
White Bean2 N N N N N N N N
Turkey1 N B B B N N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Parsley1 B N B B B B B B

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Peppercorn) Fre...1 A N A N A N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Goat Cheese- N N B N B B N A
Mozzarella Cheese- N N B B B B N A

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chicken1 N N A A A A N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[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.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Feb 16, 2008 at 01:14 PM By: Rodney