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Contributed by: Kate L.Added: Nov 21, 2007 at 01:57 PM


A tasty, hearty, pretty soup for fall. I use the Herb spelt Bread recipe (minus the herbs) from Cook Right 4 Your Type for the croûtons. I think this recipe came from Real Simple magazine but I've lost the credit.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)

  • Soups and Broths



  • 1 butternut squash, about 3 lbs., seeded, peeled and cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil (or 3 T olive oil and 1 T butter or margarine)
  • 3 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper (or omit)
  • 1 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced (1 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cup celery, diced (3 stalks)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh sage (about 6 large leaves), chopped
  • 6 cups chicken, turkey or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese (optional)


  • 3 ounces bread (about 3 thick slices), torn into 24-1” pieces
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced (about 2 t)
  • 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage (about 6 large leaves)
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons finely grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano cheese

How to make it:
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss squash with 2 teaspoons salt, pepper and 2 Tablespoons olive oil.
  3. Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes. Turn cubes and roast another 15 minutes or until caramelized; set aside. (You can skip this step and just cook the squash cubes directly in the broth but roasting it first gives it a nice deep flavor.)
  4. Turn oven down to 375 degrees. Toss all the croûtons ingredients together in a mixing bowl to coat.
  5. Spread the bread evenly on a baking sheet and toast in oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
  6. Meanwhile, in a large stockpot, heat the remaining oil/butter/margarine over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and sage and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are translucent and tender, 10 minutes. Add the squash, broth and the remaining salt and bring to a boil.
  7. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until the liquid is flavorful. Remove from heat. Using a blender or food processor, blend the soup in batches until smooth.
  8. Return to pot and keep warm. Top with croûtons and cheese.

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
Onion (Red/Spanish/Y... 1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Celery/ Celery Juice 2 ,3 B N B B N N N N
Sage 2 N N N N N N N N
Olive Oil 1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Squash (Summer/Winte... 2 ,3 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.

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Pepperc... 2 A N A N A N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Parmesan Cheese 2 A A A A N A 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 may be genetically modified .

  • 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 Nov 22, 2007 at 08:45 AM By: Rodney

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