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What is Bok Choy? What does it taste like? How do I cook it? Are these some of the questions you've asked yourself whenever you see this vegetable? If you have you're not alone. Bok Choy is a type of Chinese cabbage typically used in Asian dishes. It is a cruciferous vegetable rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. Other cruciferous vegetables include kale, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, rutabaga, and cabbage.   

When I saw this vegetable at the local Farmers Market I quickly snatched it up. Bok Choy is one of the few vegetables that grow year round. It has a mild sweet flavor and crisp texture that blend well in salads, soups, and stir-fry meals. The next time you see Bok Choy at the grocery store or Farmers Market don't pass by this versatile vegetable. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Jerlyn Jones


  • 8 cups chopped fresh boy choy (including the stalk)
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce (I used Tamari gluten free organic soy sauce)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  2. Add garlic and cook 1 minute

  3. Add bok choy and soy sauce cook 5 minutes or until greens are wilted and stalks are tender. Serve immediately

    Bok Choy low in calories and rich in nutrients

The Lifestyle Dietitian Notes

*For a nutty flavor sprinkle 2 teaspoons sesame seeds before serving.