ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Delicious Bok Choy Recipes

Updated on August 8, 2016
lovebuglena profile image

Lena Kovadlo is a writer for various content sharing websites. She's an author of 10 books and helps other authors publish their books.

Bok Choy
Bok Choy

What is Bok Choy?

Bok Choy is known as Chinese cabbage and it is a leaf vegetable that is used in many Chinese/Asian dishes. There are different types of Bok Choy and each one can be eaten raw, though it is best to place it in hot boiled water for a few minutes before eating.

Bok Choy is a healthy vegetable to eat, and there are many delicious dishes that can be created using it. Here I will share some of my own recipes that you will hopefully enjoy. The dishes are healthy, easy to make, and do not take up a lot of time, which in today's world is a huge advantage.

5 stars from 1 rating of Bok Choy Recipes

Bok Choy Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

  • bunches of bok choy
  • 1 fresh apple
  • 1 small onion
  • dried cranberries
  • grape seed oil or olive oil
  • roasted sesame seeds
  • salt


Preparation:

Step 1: Take bunches of bok choy and wash them with water. Washing the entire bunch might leave unwanted sand and dirt that will not wash off, so it is best to take each bunch and take the leafs apart before washing.

Step 2: Place the washed bok choy leafs into a bowl, pour boiled water (from a kettle) into the bowl so the leafs are covered, cover the bowl with a lid and let sit for a few minutes.

Step 3: Drain the bowl with bok choy to remove all of the water, and cut the bok choy leafs into slices.

Step 4: Wash a fresh apple, peel it, cut into small cubes,

Step 5: Cut a small onion into thin slices

Step 6: Cut salami into thin strips

Step 7: Add the cut bok choy, apple, onion, and salami into a salad bowl.

Step 8: Add dried cranberries to the salad bowl, sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds, a pinch of salt, and a bit of grape seed oil or olive oil. Then stir all the ingredients in the salad bowl and enjoy.

a variation of this salad...
a variation of this salad...

Optional Ingredients

You can always add other ingredients to the bok choy salad. Some of these include:

  • Mushrooms - you can add fried mushrooms such as shitake or Portobello. You can also add enoki mushrooms. These have a mild flavor and can be eaten raw, but they are not soft so you may want to hold them in boiled water for a few minutes to make them softer. Simply place the washed and separated enoki mushrooms into a bowl and pour boiled water over it. Cover with a lid and let stay for a few minutes. Then drain cut into smaller pieces and place into the salad. Another option is to cook them in a skillet for a few minutes. I prefer the boiled water method since the salad already has oil in it and cooking in a skillet requires the use of more oil, which may not be the healthiest choice.

  • Avocado and mango - these two fruits go great with the bok choy salad. Simply wash and peel both fruits and cut into cubes before adding to the salad.

  • Red radish and carrots - these vegetables complement the bok choy salad well and I love using them. When I use red radishes in this salad I often substitute the onion with a few stalks of green scallion since red radishes and scallions go great together.

Since you can think of bok choy as being similar to lettuce you can use any ingredients you use in a lettuce salad but simply replace the lettuce with the bok choy, which is a healthier option. The salad will still taste delicious. Maybe even better than with the lettuce.

Sautéed Bok Choy with Mushrooms Recipe

Ingredients:

  • bunches of bok choy
  • package of shitake mushrooms
  • small onion
  • sesame seed teriyaki sauce
  • salt
  • canola oil
  • dried parsley flakes


Preparation:

Step 1: Take out the shitake mushrooms from the package, wash them well, and cut into strips.

Step 2: Add canola oil to a skillet and add the shitake mushrooms. Let them cook ten minutes or so, stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Take bunches of bok choy and wash them with water. Washing the entire bunch might leave unwanted sand and dirt that will not wash off, so it is best to take each bunch and take the leafs apart before washing.

Step 4: Cut the bok choy leafs and one small onion into slices and add to the skillet with the mushrooms, after the mushrooms have cooked for about ten minutes. Add a pinch of salt and dried parsley flakes, stir and let cook for a few minutes.

Step 5: Add a few table spoons of sesame seed teriyaki sauce and let cook for a few minutes, stirring the contents.

Step 6: Remove from heat and enjoy with your favorite bread.

This dish is great eaten on its own but it is also great when paired with mashed potatoes, meat, or fish. Great with pasta too.

Which do you prefer - lettuce or bok choy?

See results

© 2010 Lena Kovadlo

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • rauffray profile image

      rauffray 8 years ago from BC, Canada

      If I were a cook, I think I would find this most useful, Lena. I am sure many will do so. Thank you.

    • Daddy Paul profile image

      Daddy Paul 8 years ago from Michigan

      These look very good.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)