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Cherry 'Vinaigrette' Salad Dressing
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A salad dressing with the 'look and feel' of a vinaigrette. I don't measure proportions, so if this doesn't 'taste right' to you, add something BTD compliant!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Salad
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (approx)
  • 1/2 cup cherry juice concentrate (I use 'Knudsen' brand)
  • Juice from one lemon or lime
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey [or 1/2 teaspoon of agave syrup for non secretors]
  • 1 teaspoon 'Coleman's' mustard
How to make it:
  1. Add ingredients to bottle and SHAKE!
  2. If it's too oily, add cherry juice till it's the way you like it.
  3. For heavier body, add more ground flax seeds.
  4. Keeps one week refrigerated.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Cherry (all)1 ,2 ,3 B B B B N B B B
Flax Seed (Linseed)4 B B N N N N B N
Mustard (wheat-free, vinegar-f...2 N N N N N N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
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
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Honey2 N N N A N N N 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 may be high in pesticides.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • 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 Oct 05, 2007 at 12:18 AM By: Lola