Seared Bok Choy

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Seared Bok Choy

This is a super-quick and light vegetable side dish that accompanies any main dish. The key is to do a quick sear on the bok choy and remove it from the pan once you start to see the grill marks so that it still has a crunch factor when you bite into it and is not mushy.

It’s important that you wash bok choy well as small little bugs can get stuck in them. I always cut them in half first and then wash them really well before shaking the excess water off and blotting with a paper towel to dry.

This is a really quick & delicious side dish that is perfect year-round! It’s great on the BBQ in the summer as well as on a cast iron pan anytime!

Seared Bok Choy
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Author: Stacie from
  • 1 lb baby bok choy
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil -or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce -omit for Whole30 or sub with Coconut Aminos
  • Sesame seeds, red chili flakes, lemon juice -to taste for garnish
  1. Slice bok choy in half and wash well in water. Shake off excess water and dab with a paper towel to dry.

  2. Heatpan or grill to medium heat and add oil.

  3. Place bok choy cut side down onto hot pan and allow to sear for 5-7 minutes. Do not crowd the pan - you may need to cook in batches.

  4. Remove from hot pan and drizzle lemon juice and hoisin sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds and chili flakes if desired. Serve hot. 

July 14, 2020
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