Young Green Peas, Carrots and Beetroot Salad in Light Sesame Soy Dressing – Ostomy Recipes

Tummy Friendly Recipe for Preventing Diarrhea in Ostomy Patients

  Sometimes high fiber foods may cause diarrhea. Fiber, while generally good, may also cause digestive tract irritations. This healthy recipe will allow you to get the nutrients you need without risking diarrhea. This recipe is geared to those with a colostomy and an ileostomy.

  It is Asian inspired, so you get that exotic taste from the dressing, but nothing too adventurous on the veggies.


Preparation Time: 30 min

Portions: 3



  • 1/2 cup young green peas (petit pois)
  • 1/2 can beetroot or 3 small sized beets, sliced and boiled until soft
  • 1 carrot, grated or sliced into 1 inch thin strips (parboiled or raw)
  • 2 tsp Light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • Freshly cracked black pepper



  • Thaw the young green peas if using frozen. Blanch if using fresh, about 1 minute and let cool.
  • Mix and toss peas with beetroot and carrots.
  • In a small bowl, mix the light soy sauce, sesame oil, lemon juice, honey and freshly cracked black pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad mix, and toss. Best eaten after refrigerated for a few minutes.


Ostomy Information

  • It is important to choose young peas so that the shell is not too tough and can be easily digested.
  • Beetroot may cause your urine to have a pinkish hue.
  • And as any doctor would advise, chew your food thoroughly to help your system digest food.


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