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Ranch-Style Dressing
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Contributed by: from Chanur blogAdded: Mar 07, 2008 at 02:10 PM

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 1/2 cup compliant mayonnaise [mayonnaise recipes]
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dill weed (chopped fresh or dried - it doesnít matter).
  • compliant mustard paste or powder [mustard recipes]
  • sea salt
How to make it:
  1. Use the following 1:1 ratio to make the base: equal amounts of mayonnaise and sour cream.
  2. For each cup of base that you make add 1/2 teaspoon of dill weed (chopped fresh or dried - it doesnít matter).
  3. Next, add a bit of mustard paste or powder. Remember that the flavor will intensify as the dressing cures (ages) so donít use more than just a little bit the first time you try this unless you need to clean out your sinuses.
  4. Add a sprinkle of salt and mix it all very well.

    Thatís it for a basic Ranch Dressing to get you started. If you like it plain that's fine, but if you want more flavor, you can do all sorts of variations. You might like to add some garlic or a bit of green onion to it. The only limit is your own tastebuds and the ingredients you have available to work with.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sour Cream (low/non-fat)  N A B B N N A A
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
Dill  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Complex Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mayonnaise- A A N N N N N A

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Mustard (with wheat, vinegar-f...2 A A N A N A A A
Mustard (with vinegar and whea...2 A A A A N A A A
Mustard (wheat-free, vinegar-f...2 N N N N N N N N
Mustard (with vinegar, wheat-f...- A A A A N N A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.

  • 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 Aug 02, 2008 at 08:49 AM By: Rodney