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

  2. Can this be stored for any length of time?

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