Grilled Baby Bok Choy

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February 24, 2015
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Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Garlic Sesame Dressing! This looks so good!

I’m all about eating green-anything these days. I may or may not have a whole slew of green recipes in my back pocket for upcoming posts. I hope you’re ready for them!

Bok choy is one of those veggies that I’ve seen in the long lineup of produce at the store and thought, “how cool it would be to buy, cook, and enjoy…. but what do I do with it? How does it taste?”

Well, I’m here to tell you it is incredibly good! Crisp, hearty, and full of nutrients, I’m positive Bok choy will be your new go-to salad ingredient.

Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Garlic Sesame Dressing

Bok choy is even making a breakthrough into mainstream cooking and restaurant kitchens. Be sure to look for it next time you’re at your favorite restaurant.

Similarly, in taste and texture to romaine, I decided to grill it; the results ended up better than I had imagined. The char gives the dish a nutty flavor to the buttery leafy green. Topped off with a quick garlic sesame dressing, I’m positive your family and guests will all love it!

Here’s the easy how-to:

Fresh baby bok choy on tray

Start by using four, fresh baby bok choy heads.

Close-Up on Boy ChoyOlive oil drizzled over Bok Choy

Slice them all in half lengthwise and lightly pour olive oil over all.  You are not going for a full coating, just a light drizzle.

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Place the Bok choy cut side down onto a preheated grill. Though I used a cooktop grill, you can use a gas or charcoal grill. Finish by sprinkling with salt and pepper.

Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Garlic Sesame Dressing served on a platter

Arrange on a platter and serve with our ginger garlic sesame dressing. 

Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Garlic Sesame Dressing

Pour a tablespoon of dressing over your individual Bok choy and enjoy….

Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Garlic Sesame Dressing with a bite taken

I found it easiest to pick up pizza-style, dipping into the dressing after each bite! Yum!

Here is the recipe for ya….

Ingredients

  • 4 heads baby Bok choy
  • Olive oil
  • FOR THE DRESSING:
  • 1/3 c. Rice vinegar
  • 1/8 c. Soy sauce
  • 1 T. Brown sugar
  • 1 T. Sesame oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 t. Fresh grated ginger

Instructions

  1. Preheat your grill to very hot.
  2. Slice the Bok choy in half lengthwise and drizzle each half with olive oil.
  3. Grill each half cut side down for a few minutes until it develops a slight char.
  4. Mix all the dressing ingredients with a whisk.
  5. Pour over Bok choy and serve.

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