It’s the summer of bok choy. This relative of cabbage is chock full of vitamins and nutrients, easy to prepare, and extremely versatile. Get ready for bok choy tacos and more.
1. Sauteed Bok Choy
Because everyone has to start somewhere, and this is as easy as it gets. Just quickly sautee bok choy in oil with some garlic, chile, and ginger. Then, add water and soy and let the bok choy steam underneath a cover until it’s ideally tender-crisp. Get our Sauteed Bok Choy recipe.
2. Asian Rotisserie Chicken with Caramelized Bok Choy and Eggplant
The perfect summer meal – light, flavorful, and with plenty of tasty leftovers. The bok choy is roasted directly underneath the chicken, so it captures all of the birds’ flavorful juices and drippings. Break out the grill for this one. Get our Asian Rotisserie Chicken with Caramelized Bok Choy and Eggplant recipe.
3. Bok Choy and Pineapple Salad with Peanut Dressing
Dig into this sweet and spicy salad for lunch, dinner, or the perfect midnight snack. Here, bok choy is served raw, slivered and tossed with pineapples, carrots, and other ingredients in a sweet, spicy, and nutty peanut dressing. Add rooked noodles to make it a vegan main dish. Get our Bok Choy and Pineapple Salad with Peanut Dressing recipe.
4. Spicy Miso Soup with Bok Choy Wontons
Kick that chicken noodle soup up a notch. This soup is made from scratch, using homemade broth and a dollop of miso paste, but the star is a plethora of garlicky sautéed bok choy wontons. Make an extra big batch and freeze it for lazy nights. Get our Spicy Miso Soup with Bok Choy Wontons recipe.
5. Bok Choy Tacos
Bok choy isn’t just for Chinese restaurants anymore. Combne it with tempeh, your favorite hot sauce, and dried oregano and then sautee until all of the veggies are tender. Top with guacamole and you have a vegan treat that carnivores will love. Get the recipe here.
6. Bok Choy Pizza
When in doubt, put it on pizza. This pizza pairs bok choy with garden-fresh kohlrabi, two kinds of cheese, and homemade pizza dough. Add whatever fresh veggies are in your garden to the pizza, or really go rogue and add some garlicky Chinese sausage to the pie. Get the recipe here.
7. Crispy Garlic Ginger Bok Choy
Move over French fries, there’s a new crispy snack in town. Here, individual leaves of bok choy are washed and carefully dried, then coated with a mixture of oil, seasonings, and chile garlic paste. They are baked until they are crispy, like chips. Try them dipped in hummus or served alongside your grilled burger. Get the recipe here.
Sarah Spigelman Richter is a New York City–based writer, blogger, and social media manager. She has developed recipes for Tabasco, blogs about her favorite restaurants and recipes at Fritos and Foie Gras, and can be found, most Friday nights, watching "Arrested Development" reruns.