Garlic & Sesame Baby Bok Choy

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Garlic & Sesame Baby Bok Choy

Baby Bok Choy is a yummy and versatile veggie!  I make mine as a sautéed baby bok choy with garlic and sesame.  It’s an easy baby bok choy recipe that anyone can master!

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Hi friends!

I’m kind of on a baby vegetable kick lately.  It must be because it’s spring!  I just made garlic and herb roasted baby red potatoes last week and low I’ve moved on to a super tasty sautéed baby bok choy.

There are three reason my easy bok choy recipe is awesome:

1- red pepper flakes

2- sesame seeds

3- toasted sesame oil

Nuff said.

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy Recipe / Try something different- so easy and totally delish! / Running in a Skirt

You start with two baby bok choys.  So cuteeeeeeeee!

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy Recipe / Try something different- so easy and totally delish! / Running in a Skirt

To prepare them, cut off the end and pull apart the leaves.  You will probably need to wash it again when you pull it apart.

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy Recipe / Try something different- so easy and totally delish! / Running in a Skirt

This is what you should have to cook with.

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy Recipe / Try something different- so easy and totally delish! / Running in a Skirt

While you are cutting up the baby bok choy, roast some sesame seeds on the stove top.  About 3-5 minutes on low heat or until slightly browned.

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy Recipe / Try something different- so easy and totally delish! / Running in a Skirt

In a separate pan you heat garlic and chili flakes up in a small amount of oil. You want to use something like vegetable or canola oil for this part.  Something without much flavor, but can withstand a little heat. Olive oil has too strong of a taste and sesame oil shouldn’t be heated up to much.

Once you have that garlic aroma (don’t burn!) you put the bok choy in the pan and stir around.

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy Recipe / Try something different- so easy and totally delish! / Running in a Skirt

Then you add a little vegetable stock for the baby bok choy to cook in.  Eventually your baby bok choy cooks down and gets tender.

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy Recipe / Try something different- so easy and totally delish! / Running in a Skirt

The final step is to stir in the sesame oil and sesame seeds.

They really bring a full flavor to this easy baby bok choy recipe!

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy Recipe / Try something different- so easy and totally delish! / Running in a Skirt

Simple, unique and delicious!

5 from 1 vote
Garlic & Sesame Baby Bok Choy
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Baby bok choy is a yummy and versatile veggie! I make mine as a sautéed baby bok choy with garlic and sesame. It’s an easy baby bok choy recipe anyone can master!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asain
Servings: 4
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 4 heads baby bok choy separated
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable canola or coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic 4 cloves
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1-2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Toast the sesame seeds over low heat until light golden brown.
  2. Warm vegetable oil (canola or coconut oil) in a large sautee pan over low-medium heat, add the garlic and chili flakes and cook until just fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  3. Add the bok choy and try to coat all the leaves with the garlic and oil. Turn up to medium and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the broth and stir for 3-5 minutes or until the broth evaporates/ cooks into the bok choy.
  5. Remove from heat and toss with the sesame seeds and sesame oil. Start with less sesame oil and adjust to your taste.

Have a great day, dear reader!

I hope to see you back tomorrow, for Fashion Friday I’m sharing some super cute spring floral pieces to update your wardrobe for this new season!

Your turn!

Have you ever made bok choy?

By | 2018-06-28T13:24:58-05:00 April 16th, 2015|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Side Dishes|20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Kassandra May 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    mmm just made this to go with some rice and a fried egg for breakfast… sooo good! I want seconds already.

    • JulieWunder May 26, 2015 at 12:25 pm - Reply

      Yay! I’m so glad you liked it. What a yummy combo!

  2. Miz Helen April 17, 2015 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I just love Baby Bok Choy and your recipe looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Farrah April 16, 2015 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    I adore bokchoy! <3 They don't have any of that around here, but if I pass by an Asian market or some such place anytime in the near future, I'm definitely gonna be picking up some to make this! <3

  4. Danyelle Musselman April 16, 2015 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    Yes please!! This would be a great side dish when I make Teriyaki Chicken!

  5. Beverley Cheng April 16, 2015 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Bokchoy is my FAV. I love to steam mine and then have it with some sesame oil and hoisen sauce. Sauteeing is a great idea too!

  6. Nicole @ Fitful Focus April 16, 2015 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    ooo this looks like the perfect side dish!

  7. Linda April 16, 2015 at 9:09 am - Reply

    I’ve seen these but I’m embarrassed to say I never knew what they were. The recipe looks great and I would love to try it. You’ve never steered me wrong yet.

  8. I have been really into bok choy too lately and pretty much make it the same way. So simple but so yummy right!

    • JulieWunder April 16, 2015 at 8:22 am - Reply

      So yummy! I have another recipe for it in my head. Need to try it soon. Congrats again on being an Action Hero– amazing!

  9. Jess @hellotofit April 16, 2015 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Mm I love baby bok choy! So delicious. Love your addition of sesame seeds.

  10. Mary Jean Henson April 16, 2015 at 7:29 am - Reply

    I make this often. It is so good! The baby ones taste better to me. Love yor new mobile look!

  11. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie April 16, 2015 at 7:16 am - Reply

    Ahhhh so that’s what this vegetable is. I feel really uncultured for not knowing that.

    • JulieWunder April 16, 2015 at 8:21 am - Reply

      Don’t feel that way!! haha! Just try it 🙂 YUM!

  12. Jenny April 16, 2015 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Bok choy is so yummy! I love the cute baby ones and this looks perfect! By the way–the mobile version of your site is FABULOUS! I noticed that the other day and meant to tell you that whatever you’ve done is great!!

    • JulieWunder April 16, 2015 at 8:20 am - Reply

      Thanks!! I’ve got BIG things in store for the site soon as well! Very excited about it.

  13. Blane Sherer April 16, 2015 at 5:11 am - Reply

    I like your pictures with your step by step instructions.
    Your pictures are very clear and helpful.

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