Monday, March 18, 2013

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Cilantro Lime Dressing for Type A's and O's

Salad dressings can be a bit challenging because so many use vinegar or dairy.  I have experimented with a few and my favorite is a Cilantro Lime Dressing.  I also created two variations of this recipe that require only a single simple step to make the dressings even more tailored to our specific blood types.  For O's, I have a spicy version with jalapenos and for A's and type O non-secretors, I have a creamy version that uses avocado.

The basic recipe uses olive oil, honey (substitute agave if you're
a type O non-secretor), cilantro, limes, garlic, ginger, and sea salt.
Combine all ingredients in a small blender.  I have a Blendtecthat I use almost
daily but my Magic Bulletis perfect for small volumes like dressings and sauces.
 Blend all the ingredients for 30 to 40 seconds.  You now have a
Cilantro Lime Dressing to enjoy on a salad or over chicken.
At this point, I like to split the dressing into half.  To give it a little kick, I add 
a single jalapeno for type O's (add 2 jalapenos if you're using the full recipe).
For blood type A's and type O non-secretors, I add half an avocado (use a 
whole one if you're not halving the recipe) to give it a creamy consistency.  
And if you're an O non-secretor, you can add both avocados and jalapenos!
Now enjoy!  My favorite way is poured over a chicken salad!

Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing Recipe

for Blood Types O and A


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey (substitute 1/4 cup of agavefor type O non-secretors)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice 
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • jalapenos (optional for blood type O)
  • avocado (optional for blood type A and type O non-secretors)


Add all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 to 40 seconds.  Serve over a salad, chicken, or fish.

Disclaimers:  Like many of my posts, this post contains Amazon affiliate links.  I have turned to purchasing more and more through Amazon since starting the blood type diet.  I have decided to use them as an affiliate site because I trust them and find they can deliver on many of my special shopping needs. 


  1. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!! I made it and blogged about it here...

  2. This sounds delicious and an awesome alternative to the Olive Oil and Lemon Dressing in Cook Right For Your Type.