Baby bok choy is quick, easy and tasty when sauted with olive oil and little garlic. This side dish can be ready in <10 minutes.
Choosing Baby Bok Choy
Start with fresh bok choy that is crisp and looks fresh. When it ages the area around the bulb can start to get soft and brown. If this happens, remove the outer leaves/stalk and use the ones inside.
Prepping the dish
Slice the baby bok choy into 1/2″ slices for quick and even cooking. Cut the bulb end into quarters or smaller pieces. For the garlic use a garlic press to get nice small pieces or chop the cloves.
Sautéing Baby Bok Choy
Add a little olive oil to a pan heated to medium. Add the baby bok choy to the warm pan and cook until tender stirring every couple of minutes. It should soften in less than five minutes. The vegetable can be eaten raw and and does not require much cooking time. Add a little salt and pepper to taste.
Save adding the garlic until right before the baby bok choy is ready and then add the garlic. Add the garlic at the end for only 30 seconds to prevent the garlic from burning.
Like many leafy vegetables, the bok choy leaves will shrink quite a bit when cooked. Two heads per person is a recommended serving size when eaten the main vegetable side dish. The image below is two heads of baby bok choy sautéed. The plate full of the cooked vegetable is 5″ wide.
Sautéed baby bok choy with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper makes for a delicious vegetable side dish.
- 2 heads baby bok choy (rinsed and chopped into slices)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil to medium
- Add rinsed bok choy and saute until leaves are soft.
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Add a touch of olive oil and garlic for about 30 seconds.
- Serve and enjoy!
Two heads of bok choy per person for a medium-sized portion.
- Serving Size: 3/4 cup
- Calories: 58
- Sugar: 1.3g
- Sodium: 360mg
- Fat: 4.7g
- Saturated Fat: 0.7g
- Unsaturated Fat: 4.0g
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 3.5g
- Fiber: 1.2g
- Protein: 1.8g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: baby bok choy, vegetables, vegetarian, sautéed
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