Baby Bok Choy With Cashews

I’ve mentioned on here before about what an embarrassingly picky eater I was as a kid.  But even though I completely avoided salads until I was in high school (true story), I have always had a love for bok choy!  Was introduced to it as a kid in my local Chinese restaurant’s unique bok choy egg drop soup.  But have since grown to especially love it salads, stir-frys, or even on the grill!

One of my all-time favorite ways to prepare it is in this simple recipe for “baby bok choy with cashews”.  It really only takes a few minutes to prepare, but is packed with tons of delicious flavor from the greens, ginger, sesame and toasted cashews.  Perfect for a simple side dish to go with grilled meat or fish, or whatever you may be having…

So the next time you’re at your famer’s market (see a photo from mine below!) or your favorite grocery store, pick up some of these cute little greens and put them to use!

 

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Baby Bok Choy with Cashews

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x

Description

This Baby Bok Choy w/ Cashews recipe is a little more exciting than your average salad, and includes sesame oil, ginger, garlic and toasted cashews.


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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped green onions, including green ends
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 pound baby bok choy, rinsed, larger leaves separated from base, base trimmed but still present, holding the smaller leaves together
  • 1/2 tsp. dark sesame oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped, roasted, salted cashews

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Add onions, garlic and ginger, stir together and cook for 1 minute. Then add bok choy. Sprinkle with sesame oil and a small pinch of salt. Cover, and let the baby bok choy cook down for approximately 3 minutes. (Like spinach, when cooked, the bok choy will wilt a bit.)
  2. Remove cover. Lower heat to low. Stir and let cook for a minute or two longer, until the bok choy is just cooked.
  3. Gently mix in cashews. Serve warm.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes

 

Ali’s Tip:

Feel free to also use thinly-sliced regular onions for this if you don’t have scallions on hand!  Just let them cook in the pan for an extra minute or two before adding the bok choy.