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Spinach Pesto Pasta

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This is my version of a Dr. Weil's recipe. The original can be found on his site. I changed the Parmesan to feta, and added it to the sauce, instead of sprinkling on later. Therefore, the feta can be left out, for O's. The entire recipe is probably best suited to A's, but the sauce is yummy on baked veges as well.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB (6 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (3 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)

  • Side Dish


    Spinach Pesto Sauce

  • 1 bag (approx. 350g) fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves (packed) or sprinkling dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 Tablespoon pine nuts (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-2 ounces sliced feta or Parmesan cheese (optional)

    Other Ingredients

  • 1 packet rice or soy pasta (or other allowed pasta)
  • chopped soy sausage
  • assorted salad vegetables

How to make it:
  1. Cook pasta as directed.
  2. While pasta is cooking prepare sauce.
  3. Wash and stem fresh spinach.
  4. Place in a large stainless-steel pot with no extra water & cook covered over medium-high heat until spinach starts to steam.
  5. Remove lid and toss spinach until leaves are wilted & bright green.
  6. Do not overcook.
  7. Drain off excess water then place spinach in food processor with other ingredients and Puree thoroughly.
  8. Drain pasta.
  9. Place in a large bowl and toss with spinach pesto sauce.
  10. Add soy sausage & vegetables.
  11. Serve warm or cold.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

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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
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Spinach/Spin...2 ,3 B B N N N N B B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Basil2 N N N N N N N B
Sea Salt2 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.

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pine Nut (Pi...2 ,3 N N N N A A N N

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Tofu (Soy Ca...1 ,2 ,3 B N B N A A N A

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Rice Cake/Fl...2 ,3 B N B B B B N N
Soy Flour/Br...2 ,3 B N B A N A N A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Parmesan Che...2 A A A A N A A A
Feta Cheese N N B B B B 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 are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 05, 2007 at 08:17 PM By: Rodney
    • Revised Oct 18, 2007 at 11:58 AM By: Don

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