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Garlic Sesame Baby Bok Choy

A plate of Vegan Garlic Sesame Baby Bok Choy, a flavorful and nutritious dish drizzled with garlic soy and sesame sauce and garnished with chili and sesame seeds.
Garlic Sesame Baby Bok Choy

Explore the wonders of a simple yet flavour-packed vegetable dish – Garlic Sesame Baby Bok Choy. This nutritious and delicious recipe will have you appreciating the rich, umami flavours of soy and sesame, complemented by the spicy kick of red chili pepper. Perfect as a side dish or a light main, you'll love the mouthwatering combination of textures and tastes.



Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes



- 500 g baby bok choy, trimmed and halved lengthwise

- 2 tbsp vegetable oil

- 4 cloves garlic, minced

- 1/4 cup soy sauce (low-sodium, if preferred)

- 2 tbsp rice vinegar

- 2 tbsp maple syrup

- 1 tsp sesame oil

- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)

- 1 red chlili pepper, finely chopped

- 2 tbsp sesame seeds

- 2 spring onions, thinly sliced



1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, maple syrup, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.

3. Add baby bok choy to the skillet, cut side down, and cook for 3-4 minutes until slightly charred. Flip bok choy and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until tender.

4. Pour the prepared sauce over the bok choy and let it simmer for 2 minutes, until slightly thickened.

To serve:

Transfer the bok choy to a serving platter, drizzle with the remaining sauce, and garnish with chopped red chilli pepper, sesame seeds, and sliced spring onions.


Additional Tips:

For added protein, serve the garlic sesame baby bok choy alongside some pan-fried tofu or tempeh.

If you prefer a milder taste, reduce the amount of red pepper flakes or omit them altogether.


Allergy information / alternatives:

For a gluten-free alternative, replace soy sauce with tamari.


Nutritional Information (per serving):

- Calories: 165 kcal

- Protein: 5 g

- Carbohydrates: 14 g

- Fat: 10 g

- Saturated Fat: 1 g

- Sodium: 940 mg

- Fiber: 3 g

- Sugar: 9 g

Note: The nutritional information provided is approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used and their proportions.

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