Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Baby Bok Choy is a one minute wonder — a quick stint on a searing hot grill turns an under-appreciated veggie into a rock star — a little bit of honey sesame glaze doesn’t hurt either!

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

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This delicious side requires no planning ahead, no cooking skill, hardly any time, and it plays well with all kinds of meals.

Throw it on the backyard Weber or your stove top grill pan — it takes just a minute, literally!  These grilled baby bok choy remind me that so often the healthiest way to eat is also the dead simplest.  Fresh bok choy is full vitamins, calcium, potassium, folate, lutein, beta-carotene, amino acids and fiber.  By quick grilling it this way you retain all that good stuff, as well as the crunch and pretty green color.  And the bonus is that the charring adds gorgeous flavor.

Baby Bok Choy for Grilled Baby Bok Choy

Bok choy is a cruciferous vegetable in the cabbage family.  Did you know that bok choy (aka Chinese cabbage) is second only to watercress in nutrient density?   I think we all get the idea that we should be eating more of these little guys, but it’s sometimes a challenge to figure out what to do with them.

I highly recommend this quick grilling method — you don’t have to bother with fussy sauces or stir frying, and you can treat it as a side dish or a warm salad.

Grilled Baby Bok Choy with honey sesame glaze

Like all delicate greens, these will wilt quickly, so keep them refrigerated until you’re ready to grill.  While my grill pan heats up, I slice my baby bok choy in half lengthwise.

Grilled Baby Bok Choy

I brush on a light coat of olive oil before placing them face down on the hot grill.

Grilled Baby Bok Choy with a honey sesame glaze

Whether you are cooking on the stove or your backyard grill these will only take a minute on each side.  They’ll develop char marks, and the ribs will soften and sweeten a bit, while the leaves will wild and start to glisten.   You’ll want to serve these right away with a drizzle of honey sesame glaze.

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11 Comments

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    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    April 11, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I’m a big Bok Choy fan, Sue and I think it is very under used. I love how simple and quick this is to make – my favorite kind of recipe! Another good green is Chinese broccoli – called gai lan. Have you tried it? It’s peppery and makes a great side dish too.

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      Sue
      April 11, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Hey Geraldine, no I haven’t tried Chinese broccoli, I wonder if it’s anything like broccolini? Nope, I just googled it, I’ll have to look out for it, our farmers markets here have just about everything.

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    April 4, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I love throwing everything on the grill, and this is the perfect side for those nights!

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    Peggy Powell
    April 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Last summer I had grilled romaine and was absolutely in love. Since I love bok choy anyway this has to be in my near future. Maybe tonight with a lovely piece of rare tuna. Gorgeous photos.

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      Sue
      April 4, 2017 at 2:06 pm

      I agree, grilled romaine was my first intro to grilled greens ~ and yes, tuna would be perfect with this bok choy :)

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    April 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I LOVE bok choy, so I will definitely be trying this one, especially now that grilling season has arrived :)

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    April 2, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    We love baby bok choy and I just happen to have some in the crisper for a side dish this week! These are so pretty and I bet the little bit of char is amazing. Thanks for this beautiful inspiration!

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    Milena | Craft Beering
    April 2, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Totally awesome way to handle baby bok choy! Love this veg and just braised some a few nights ago with amber ale, soy sauce and garlic. I love the honey sesame glaze!

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      Sue
      April 2, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Thanks Milena! I discovered grilled greens last summer and I’m looking forward to lots of experimenting this season.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    April 2, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Delicious! I love bok choy, but never had them grilled..now I am really intrigued how they taste like..

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      Sue
      April 2, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Grilling or charring almost anything brings out such great flavor, hope you try this Angie :)

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