Broccoli Salad for All Blood Types Following Eat for Your Type Diet

Broccoli Salad Compatible With All Blood Types

This broccoli salad recipe will work as is for all blood types except Type AB, and there is a simple fix to make it work for AB, as well.
This broccoli salad recipe will work as is for all blood types except Type AB, and there is a simple fix to make it work for AB, as well. | Source

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Broccoli is Good for Everyone

This broccoli salad recipe has been one of my favorites for years. It's crunchy and the mixed berry blend adds sweetness to contrast with the flavor of the broccoli, as does the dressing. The almonds add to the crunch of the broccoli, as well as another contrasting flavor. Because of the salad's colors, it also does well during the holiday season. Our family used to have green beans or cooked broccoli until I fed them this salad, and now we eat our broccoli raw for Christmas. But we don't save this for the holidays. We eat it often.

Broccoli is a powerhouse of nutrients. It has no fat or cholesterol and a cup of chopped broccoli has only 31 calories. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C, and a good source of iron, calcium, Vitamin K, and iron, as well as other important vitamins and minerals. One cup contains 3 grams protein, 6 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, and 2 grams sugar. Broccoli is the main ingredient of this salad.

Because this is a favorite recipe, when we began to follow Dr. D'Adamo's Eat Right for Your Type way of choosing foods to eat, we wanted to make it conform to the proper food for our blood types, A and O. Neither of us was allowed the mayonaise in the recipe I was using for the dressing, so I needed to adapt it. My adaptation will work for all types except Type B, and I have a fix for that. Here's the recipe.

For more information on eating right for your type and why we decided to try it, see Getting Started on the Eat Right for Your Type Diet for a Healthier Life.


Ingredients for Broccoli Salad and Dressing

These are the ingredients for both salad and dressing. These are the brands I used, mostly from Trader Joe's.
These are the ingredients for both salad and dressing. These are the brands I used, mostly from Trader Joe's. | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 head (about 1 pound) raw broccoli, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup Trader Joe's Mixed Berry MIx, (You can substitute equal amounts dried cherries, cranberries and raisins, mixed)
  • 1 cup almonds, dry toasted, and slivered
  • Dressing (See recipe below.)

Compact Instructions.

  1. Prepare dressing and set aside.
  2. Peel and cut broccoli spears and heads into small bite-size pieces and put in large bowl. Add Golden Berry Blend (or the mixture of dried cherries, cranberries,and raisins you made) and the toasted slivered almonds to the bowl. Mix well to combine ingredients.
  3. Pour salad dressing you set aside over the vegetable-fruit-nut-mixture in the bowl and mix until everything is coated and blended. Move into final serving dish if you don't want to serve in mixing bowl.

Illustrated Instructions

Wash, dry,  and peel broccoli to remove tough exterior of stalks.
Wash, dry, and peel broccoli to remove tough exterior of stalks. | Source
Cut stalks into bite-sized pieces.
Cut stalks into bite-sized pieces. | Source
As you get to head and florets, peel any remaining tough skin from smaller floret stems when necessary.
As you get to head and florets, peel any remaining tough skin from smaller floret stems when necessary. | Source
When you finish peeling and chopping, put in large mixing bowl.
When you finish peeling and chopping, put in large mixing bowl. | Source
Add Golden Berry Blend to broccoli bowl.
Add Golden Berry Blend to broccoli bowl. | Source
Add almonds to broccoli and berry blend.
Add almonds to broccoli and berry blend. | Source
Mix everything in the bowl until well combined. Pour dressing you have prepared and set aside over mixture and combine well until broccoli mixture is coated.
Mix everything in the bowl until well combined. Pour dressing you have prepared and set aside over mixture and combine well until broccoli mixture is coated. | Source
If you want to put in fancier dish than the one you mixed this in, do it, and put in refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
If you want to put in fancier dish than the one you mixed this in, do it, and put in refrigerator to chill until ready to serve. | Source

Dressing Ingredients.

ingredients for Tofu-Ginger Salad Dressing for Broccoli Salad
ingredients for Tofu-Ginger Salad Dressing for Broccoli Salad | Source

Making the Tofu-Ginger Salad Dressing

This dressing will work for Blood Types O, A, and AB as is. If you are cooking for a Type B, you will need to substitute 2 tablespoons mayonaise for the tofu and use only 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Everything else in the dressing will work for you.

In blender combine 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons tofu, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger root, peeled and cut in small pieces. Blend until smooth and ginger is completely minced. Pour dressing over salad.

The dressing is good with broccoli salad and carrot and raisin salad.

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vox vocis 4 years ago

You've made a great recipe hub with this broccoli salad! The photos are a great plus :) I always eat broccoli cooked and spiced up with some salt and olive oil (and I obviously lack creativity). This is a great recipe and I'll definitely use it! Voted up!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

The salad looks delicious but I am allergic to almonds. I wonder if I could substitute pecans instead? So many recipes have almonds that it is frustrating. I can have walnuts and pecans, so usually I do just substitute something I can eat. Thanks for sharing such a nice looking dish.


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA Author

Vox vocis, I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for your comments.


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA Author

Pamela, you can use any nut you like. We are actually thinking of trying walnuts next time ourselves because it's a beneficial food for our blood types, whereas almonds are only neutral. Pecans might also be tasty. You can also be flexible about which dried fruits you use. The ones I've included taste great in the salad and are compatible with all blood types. The cherries are especially beneficial.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Thanks, that is good to know.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. broccoli has always been a favorite at our house. we have eaten it in many ways, but this. thank you


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA Author

We love this broccoli salad, Mhatter. I hope you try it and enjoy it, too.


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oliversmum 4 years ago from australia

WannaB Writer Hi. Your Recipe looks and sounds so very tasty.

We love all the ingredients that are in this salad, but have never thought of putting them all together until now.

Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us. Thumbs up and very useful. :):)


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA Author

oliversmum, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

I would like to try the Broccoli Salad recipe. Great hub and i like the photos, voted up.


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA Author

dwachira, I'm glad you liked the photos. I hope you also like the Broccoli Salad.


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

Lovely recipe! The tofu-ginger dressing sounds like a must-try. Rated up!


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA Author

Om, I hope you like it. Thanks for commenting.


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2patricias 4 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

I have heard of the idea of eating for your blood type, and wondered how to plan meals for people with different blood groups.

This is an interesting example - partly because I am O and the rest of my family are A (we are all negative!)

Also, this looks delicious.


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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA Author

It does become challenging providing for all blood types. But one can cheat occasionally, and if the food to avoid is eaten only as a small part of the recipe, it won't do that much harm. The idea is to eat the recommended foods most of the time.


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi WannaB I never heard of eating for your blood type, but it sounds intriguing. What is my blood type is a good question? I need to find it and write it down. Anyway, I love broccoli and know how nutritious it is for your body. I am catching up on the writers I follow and found this yummy dish. Thanks for sharing, and I will share. Blessings, Audrey


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WannaB Writer 23 months ago from Templeton, CA Author

You can easily find your blood type by giving blood. That's how I found out mine. Thanks for visiting my hub, Audrey.


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pstraubie48 12 months ago from sunny Florida

Sounds good...my daughter makes a yummy broccoli salad too that is a hit year round.

I am a huge fan of Trader Joe's...so will pick up the mixed berries the next time I am there which will be Tuesday :D

Thanks for sharing Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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WannaB Writer 7 months ago from Templeton, CA Author

pstraubie, Trader Joe's is one of the four places I shop. Thanks for commenting.

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