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