Sesame Garlic Baby Bok Choy

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One pan meals are the best. First off, you don’t have to clean up as much after you prepare the meal. Secondly, all of the ingredients come together in one pan for an amazing combination of flavors. Now, this recipe doesn’t require a lot of time and effort because the bok choy doesn’t take very long to cook through. Bok choy is a cruciferous vegetable that is prevalent in Asian cooking. It was cultivated in China thousands of years ago, and it’s in the same family as kale, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and rutabaga.

According to several studies, bok choy is a nutritional powerhouse. It’s rich in folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, selenium, fiber, and protein. The calcium, magnesium, and vitamin K content contribute to healthier bones, while the iron and zinc aid with collagen production.

My goodness, we haven’t talked about how delicious this recipe is! The bok choy is slightly bitter, but it works with the nuttiness of the sesame oil, garlic, shallots, and liquid aminos. Just make sure to use the recommended amount of sesame oil. It is powerful and can take over an entire dish if you use too much.

Sesame Garlic Baby Bok Choy
  • Prep Time:5m
  • Cook Time:5m
  • Total Time:10m


  • 2 heads baby bok choy
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. filtered water
  • 1 tbsp. liquid aminos
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • sesame seeds, to garnish


  1. Make sure to rinse the bok choy thoroughly to ensure that there is no dirt on the leaves. Without removing any of the leaves, slice each head of bok choy in half.
  2. Warm the sesame oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. After about 30 seconds, add the minced garlic and chopped shallot. Cook until fragrant (about one minute).
  4. Place the baby bok choy cut side down in the pan and cook for 2 minutes. The bottoms should turn golden brown.
  5. Pour the water and liquid aminos into the pan and cover with a lid. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook for 2 more minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat, uncover the pan, and serve on a plate. Make sure to scrape the shallots and garlic onto the bok choy. Season with sea salt and pepper and garnish with sesame seeds.