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Blood Type Diet Recipe


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A hearty soup that's easy to make and works great as an entree or main course.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (5 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 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 (3 beneficials)

  • Soups and Broths

  • 4 ounces dried black eyed peas [or a compliant substitute] [variations: white beans or black beans]
  • 1 small head of escarole
  • 1 smoked turkey leg
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large or two small garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper [optional]
  • 1 teaspoon plus one pinch sea salt
  • water

How to make it:
  1. The night before, rinse black eyed peas in water and discard any rocks, sand or bad peas. Soak rinsed black eyed peas in water overnight.
  2. Drain black eyed peas and rinse again. Place peas in 2 to 3 quart pot with 2 to 3 cups of water and a teaspoon of sea salt.
  3. Add smoked turkey leg to pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  4. Separate the escarole leaves and rinse well.
  5. Coarsely chop escarole.
  6. In another pot or frying pan put oil, crush garlic into oil and sautee until golden.
  7. Add a pinch of sea salt, then add the escarole a little at a time until all is wilted, and set aside.
  8. Remove the turkey leg from the peas and carefully separate the meat from the bone and tendons.
  9. Add the meat, escarole and optional cayenne pepper to the peas and simmer for 30 minutes longer.
  10. Enjoy!

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic 1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Escarole B B N N N N B B
Turkey 2 N B B B N N N N
Olive Oil 1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Black Eyed Pea B N A A A A B N
Sea Salt 2 N N N N N N N N

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Black Bean 2 B N A A A A N N
White Bean 1 N N N N N N N N

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

[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.

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O

    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 23, 2010 at 09:24 PM By: Dr. Pepper
    • Revised Sep 25, 2010 at 02:38 PM By: Dr. Pepper

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