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Sesame Grilled Baby Bok Choy

This beautiful Sesame Grilled Baby Bok Choy is a more dainty member of the cabbage family that when cooked has a subtly sweet flavor and is best served simply. Lightly grilling these small, delicate bundles brings out a world of flavor and adds color and crunch to the meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 Bundles
Calories 23kcal
Author Diana Reis


  • Griddle Pan or Grill


  • 4 Bundles Baby Bok Choy
  • 1 Teaspoon Canola Oil neutral flavored oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • Pinch Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Seeds optional


  • Heat the grill or grill pan on a medium-high heat. Brush grill grates or pan with canola oil to prevent sticking and burning.
  • Next, lay clean dry baby bok choy halves on the grill with the inside down. Allow these to cook for approximately 3 minutes until you see nice browning.
  • Then, turn the bundles over and let cook for another 3 minutes on the outside.
  • Finally, drizzle with sesame oil and lightly season with salt and pepper.


How do you Clean Baby Bok Choy?
Like it’s close cousin cabbage, this green can be prepared in many ways. The main thing to remember is that it needs to be cleaned properly. Unlike a head of cabbage, the Baby Bok Choy has an open leaf structure that can hold dirt. 
This means you need to do more than wash the outside. First, remove any damaged leaves. Then, cut the bok choy bundles in half lengthwise.  Next, soak in a bowl of cold water. This will clean the leaves and any dirt stuck in between the leaves will come away and sink to the bottom of the bowl.
Finally, remove from the water and let dry on a paper towel or clean dish towel.


Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 291mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg